Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

No news here that I love pinterest. It's where I've been getting all my latest recipes. I saw this easy chicken and dumplings recipe...I didn't believe that dumplings would actually be easy as I have tried to make them before and ruined it. BUT this one is REALLY easy and really GOOD!! soo, YAY! chicken and dumplings! :)

This picture isn't the best but I just snapped quickly before serving to my niece!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Source: Eat at Home

what you need-

about 3 cups cooked chicken
6-8 cups chicken broth
2 cups flour
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste (just shake some in)
about a cup of milk, maybe a bit less

what you do-

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender. Stir in the milk, mixing with a fork until the dough forms a ball.

Heavily flour a work surface. You’ll need a rolling pin and something to cut the dumplings with. I used a sharp knive. Also good to use a small spatula to lift the dumplings off the cutting surface.
Roll the dough out thin with a heavily floured rolling pin. Dip your cutter in flour and cut the dumplings in squares about 2″x2″. It’s okay for them not to be exact. Just eye ball it. Some will be bigger, some smaller, some shaped funny.

Use the floured spatula to put them on a heavily floured plate. Just keep flouring between the layers of dumplings.

To cook them, bring the broth to a boil. Drop the dumplings in one at a time, stirring while you add them. The extra flour on them will help thicken the broth. Cook them for about 15-20 minutes or until they not doughy tasting. Add the cooked chicken to the pot and that’s all!

1 comment:

Aunt Too too said...

Sounds easier than my recipe
Im gonna try this tomorrow and ill let ya know! Love ya thanks!