01.26.2014

Quick & Easy Chicken and Dumplings

"chicken and dumplings"

It’s freezing in NYC and I’ve been curled up under my covers for most of the weekend. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and really craving soup, but I needed something a bit more hearty to fill my belly. I thought Chicken and Dumplings would be perfect. This is a dish that I haven’t had since I was a  little  girl and I’ve never tried to make it myself. I browsed the web and took a peek at different recipes and decided to freestyle it. I’ve never made dumplings from scratch and didn’t want to mess it up so I cheated and used canned biscuits. I think next time I will try to make my own as it seems easy enough. Anyway, the final dish came out deelish and since I haven’t posted a recipe in a while I decided to share this one with you guys.

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What you will need…

5 chicken legs seasoned to liking

3 carrots, sliced

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

3 large mushrooms, chopped (optional)

1 can of cream of chicken soup

2 cups of chicken stock

1 can of  country style biscuits

1/4 cup of flour

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of butter

salt & pepper to taste

Preparation…

1. Clean and season the chicken and let marinate overnight or at least for a half hour. I used kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and poultry seasoning. Wash and chop vegetables.

2. In a large pan or pot, heat the olive oil and butter. Brown the chicken for 5 minutes on each side and remove from the pan.

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3. Add the vegetables to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

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4. Add the chicken back to the pan, and add one cup of water. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.

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5. Remove chicken from the pan and take the meat off the bone, then place the meat back into the pan.

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6. Add the cream of chicken soup followed by one can of water and the chicken stock. Add salt & pepper to taste and bring to a boil.

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7. Cut the biscuits into fours and lightly coat each piece with the flour. This will thicken up the broth.

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8. Give the pot a good stirring and then drop each piece of biscuit into the pot.

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9. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, turning the dumplings half way through.

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10. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Enjoy!

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