Hi All, My name is Jenn and I am excited to be part of the Diapers-n-Heels team bringing your some of my favorites from kitchen.
This week's recipe is not only one of my family's absolute favorites, but it is the most requested when bringing dishes to friends and family.
Recipe of the Week: Chicken and Dumplings
4 stocks of celery
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
3 fresh sage leaves
3 fresh rosemary stocks
3 fresh thyme stocks
2 containers of canned biscuits (16 biscuits) or you can make your own biscuits
½ cup of flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
Once stock is at a boil, slowly (and carefully) add a handful of dough pieces to broth until all pieces have been added. Dough will float to the top, DO NOT STIR. You want to push dough pieces into broth using the back of a spoon, if you stir the mixture the dough pieces will break apart and you will end up with little bitty dumplings. Continue submerging dough pieces in boiling broth for 5 minutes and then let cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat, add salt and pepper to desired taste, use a ladle to give the chicken and dumplings a stir and then serve up.
Quick version – you can use pre-made, boxed or canned chicken stock. Already shredded chicken pieces, heat together stock and chicken and then skip right to adding the dumplings. It will be good, but not as good as using fresh ingredients and making your own roasted chicken broth.