Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Easy southern style chicken and dumplings

When i think of comfort food the first thing that comes to mind is chicken soup, oatmeal or one of my favorites is chicken and dumplings. Growing up my grandmother prepared lunch every sunday with a choice of three meats to choose from and a sides list that would top luby's. But on that weekend when a strong cold front would blow in i knew there was a chance it could be chicken and dumpling day.

Chicken and dumplings is a delicious, inexpensive meal, and a great choice for a family dinner on a fall or winter day. Sure you could spend hours in the kitchen making everything from scratch but i have one that will take no time at all. Linda said this was one of her favorites. I think if you give these a try you will agree.
  •  4 green onions
  •  4 celery stalks
  •  2 carrots cut and diced
  •  4 cups of cooked and diced chicken ( rotisserie chicken is the best choice) 
  •  1 cup frozen peas
  •  8 cups chicken broth
  •  4 cups water
  •  1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp poultry seasoning, 1 tsp white pepper
  •  3 cans of plain biscuits ( use 24 biscuits )
Dice up the onions, celery and carrots and saute in 2 tbs of olive oil for about 4 minutes. Add the chicken and spices and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken broth, water and peas and bring to a boil. Quarter your biscuits and drop them into the boiling water stirring to keep them from sticking together. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Bowl it up and enjoy!

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