Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Comfort Food

I've been fighting a cold for the past few days. Nothing makes me feel better than good ol' comfort foods when I'm sick. Chicken and dumplings are so easy to make--and are so good! Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, and brownies for dessert.

Chicken and Dumplings
Serves 4

1 ¼ cups flour
½ t salt
¼ t poultry seasoning
¼ cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup milk
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup cubed cooked chicken

Combine flour, salt, and poultry seasoning. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine egg and milk; stir into flour mixture just until combined.

On a heavily floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 1 inch strips. Cut strips into 2 inch lengths.

In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat and drop dumplings into simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. No peeking while the dumplings are cooking!

I like to use skinned chicken thighs cooked all day in the crockpot for my broth and meat. De-bone thighs and add back to the liquid. Doubling the recipe will give you lots of leftovers for the next day. This is a good thing when you have a cold and don’t feel like cooking!


Mrs.Garcia said...

Dana, Thank you for the yummy recipe.
I tag you for a Literary Meme.
The rules are on my blog.
God Bless,

EEEEMommy said...

Yummy! Just now discovering your new blog. I'll add it to my reader and then I can keep up with you better!