Well, look what we have here? Another soup. It's safe to say that 2013 is the year of soups on this blog.
I'm also thinking of calling this blog "My husband's blog". He continues to make me food that's delicious. I came home to this comfort food after a long day and it was like theeee best thing ever. It reminded me of cracker barrels chicken and dumplings. That was the only upside to long road trips when I was little. We were eventually going to run into a cracker barrel somewhere along the way :)
Chicken and Dumplings
Makes 6 servings
1 Rotisserie Chicken
2 small cans of Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits (no substitute)
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 32oz box of chicken stock
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning (Lawry's seasoning)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 stick butter
Remove all chicken from the bones and dice. Set chicken aside.
Cut biscuits into 1/2" pieces (roll each biscuit between your hands forming a long tube; then cut into half inch pieces. Set cut up biscuits on a cookie sheet and keep them separated. Place in refrigerator.
In a large pot, combine chicken stock, cream of chicken soup and milk, whisking together until soup is dissolved. Add Poultry seasoning and black pepper. Bring to full boil and then add real butter; reducing the heat to medium so that the liquid continues to simmer not boil.
When the butter has melted, start dropping the biscuits into the boiling liquid. Stir occasionally reducing heat to medium or low. Once all the biscuits have been added to the liquid, let them boil lightly as you prepare a thickener. To make a thickener, combine 1/4 cup of flower, 3/4 cup of milk; thoroughly stir together.
Slowly add thickener to the liquid ad biscuits stirring constantly. This will slightly thicken the liquid.
Once liquid begins to thicken, add diced chicken. Let this mixture cook, covered, for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the biscuits are no longer doughy but firm, it is ready to be served.
*** If you have leftover dough roll little balls and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for dessert!
Everyone loves chicken and dumplings... EVERYONE.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this recipe :)