Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chicken and Dumplings {What’s For Dinner Thursday}

This is a family favorite of ours, my mom used to make this when I was growing up and so every time I make it reminds me of her. 
This isn’t her version of the recipe, because in all honesty I don’t know it and never did think to ask for it.  So I went searching for one that I could make and found this one by Sandra Lee from Food Network.  It tastes just like my mothers did and that’s all that matters to me.
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{sorry for the blurry photo, there was steam on the camera}
What will you need?
  • 1 whole store-bought roast chicken (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 container (7 ounces) chopped onions
  • 6 cans (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 container (14 ounces) pre-cut carrot sticks, chopped
  • 1 container (14 ounces) pre-cut celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 roll (16.3 ounces) golden buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed chicken gravy
What do you do?
Remove skin from chicken and shred meat into large pieces. Set aside.
In a small frying pan, add vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, add chopped onions and saute until soft.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, add broth, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, carrots, celery, and sauteed onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes to soften vegetables, and then add shredded chicken. Continue to simmer while making dumplings.
While stew is simmering, prepare dumplings. Open can and remove biscuits. On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit to 1/4-inch thick. With a knife, cut each biscuit into 4 pie-pieces. Set aside.
Skim surface for any scum that has risen to top. Stir in chicken gravy.
With the stew still simmering over low heat, stir in dumplings a few at a time. Once all dumplings are in to pot, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 10 minutes.
Ladle into bowls and serve piping hot.   This is also much better the next day!
We do not use the veggies in this recipe, because my mother never made it that way.  I am sure it tastes great the regular way but I like it the way my mother made.
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Kelli said...

Aunt Roni makes this for us sometimes and it is the best. I need to watch her one day to see exactly what she does. This is comfort food, enjoy!

Thena said...

I can remember when my Grandmother made chicken and dumplings she would roll the dough out and cut it to make her dumplings. I tried it a couple of times but they never were as good as hers. I finally gave up and now buy the frozen ones.

Darlene said...

Oh YUM Chicken and dumplings sound so good on this rainy, windy day! That recipe sounds easy too...thanks for sharing.