CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS…….mmmmmmmm

   Just recently (thanks to having headaches and not being able to move off the sofa) we have been watching a lot more food programmes on TV,  especially the Food Network channel, and a lot of chefs seem to have their own recipes for chicken and dumplings all of which are very different to how we would have ‘chicken and dumplings’ here in the UK.

   So after seeing many versions on TV as well as looking on the internet for recipes I kinda came up with my own, but, I didn’t make dumplings that went into the chicken, I made ‘biscuits’ to go with mine, which I let my little boy help me with with, so they were more like bricks after he’d finished pounding the dough!!  Bless, he loves to cook, but doesn’t yet know when to stop fiddling!!

  This is my version of chicken and dumplings.

For the chicken:

  • 1 whole chicken – roasted and pulled apart
  • 4 Carrots – peeled and diced small
  • 5 Celery sticks – diced small
  • 3 Small onions – diced small
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Flour – 1 cup
  • Chicken Stock – 1 1/2 litres
  • Double cream – 3/4 cup
  • Garlic granules – 2 tsps
  • Celery salt – 2 tsps
  • Caribbean seasoning – 2 tbsps
  • Salt and pepper

For the biscuits:

  • Betty crocker Bisquick multi-purpose baking mix – 1/2 the box made up as per instructions

 

In a large pan, melt the butter and then add the onions, carrots and celery, cover and leave for around 20 minutes for the veg to soften, then add the flour and make sure all the veggies are coated.

Add the chicken stock, then the double cream, cover again and leave to simmer for 30 – 40 minutes.  After the 40 minutes, add the pre-cooked roasted chicken and leave it to heat through.

While you’re waiting for the chicken to heat up, make up the biscuits as per the instructions on the box for the scones (but minus the sugar), and bake.

Once the chicken is heated, serve it up in a bowl, I served mine with rice, and enjoy with the biscuits.

   My husband loved this (and I loved it too) and I thought my little boy would love it too as he helped me make it, and it normal helps him eat it if he made it, but not this time, he just nibbled on the rice and left the rest, oh, apart from the biscuits, which he did enjoy!

   I will show you a picture of how mine looked, but this was taken the next day ( I ended up, as usual, making loads ) as it doesn’t look as good as it did when I first made it, but it was delicious and I will definitely be making it again.

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   Up Next is my home-made pasta with my creamy tomato sauce…..another delicious meal, by me!!!