Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicken and Dumplings

Lorena's notes: One of the best comfort foods ever. And especially filling for a soup. My own little changes to suit what I had on hand: I used a Betty Crocker biscuit mix (Three cheese and Garlic), substituted cauliflower for the celery, substituted Greek Seasoning for the poultry seasoning, and used cream of chicken for half of the broth. I also cheated and used canned chicken and Rob was none the wiser - he was singing its praises. 

Not too hard to make, but the 15 min prep time as listed in the recipe is a cold-hearted-lie, Rachel Ray.

Recipe by Rachel Ray

  • Prep Time:
  • 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • 25 min
  • Serves:
  • 4 servings
  • from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/chicken-and-dumplings-recipe/index.html
  • Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
    • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced or thinly sliced
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 rib celery, diced
    • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/3 palm full
    • 2 tablespoons flour, a handful
    • 1 quart chicken broth or stock, canned or paper container, preferred brand Kitchen Basics
    • 1 small box biscuit mix(preferred brand Jiffy Mix)
    • 1/2 cup warm water
    • Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    • 1 cup frozen green peas


    Dice tenders into bite size pieces and set aside. Wash hands.
    Place a large pot on stove over medium high heat. Add oil, butter, vegetables and bay leaf and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season mixture with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Add flour to the pan and cook 2 minutes. Stir broth or stock to the pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken to the broth and stir.
    Place biscuit mix in a bowl. Combine with 1/2 cup warm water and parsley. Drop tablespoonfuls of prepared mix into the pot, spacing dumplings evenly. Cover pot tightly and reduce heat to medium low. Steam dumplings 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cover and stir chicken and dumplings to thicken sauce a bit. Stir peas into the pan, remove chicken and dumplings from heat and serve in shallow bowls.

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