• Chicken and Dumplings

    Date: 2012.01.16 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,

    “Oh we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes (when she comes).  Oh we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes (when she comes).  Oh we’ll all have chicken and dumplings, yes we’ll all have chicken and dumplings, oh we’ll have have chicken and dumplings when she comes (when she comes).”

    So apparently when my husband sings “She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain” he sings this verse.  And JT has been intrigued with the idea of eating chicken and dumplings for MONTHS.  He’s mentioned it many times and repeatedly asked me to make chicken and dumplings for dinner.  Somehow, this very easy and achievable request just never really permeated my brain and made it onto my meal plan.  It’s not like I had ever made chicken and dumplings, even though it was one of the meals my mom cooked for us regularly when I was growing up.

    Anyway, I finally googled crock pot versions last week and realized that I could easily make it with ingredients I had on hand.  And so I did.  As a spur of the moment, do something nice for my kid, just because surprise.  JT was thrilled.  He said he loved it.  He ate about 2 bites.  Oh well, Chris also said he loved it and he ate a big steaming bowl.  And Kate ate her entire bowl too.  So there.

    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

    3 large chicken breasts (mine were still frozen)
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 can chicken broth
    1 small can sliced mushrooms
    2 cups mixed frozen veggies (I used peas, corn and spinach)
    1 diced onion
    several large shakes of cheesy garlic and Italian seasonings

    2 cups Bisquick
    2/3 cup milk

    Add first set of ingredients to the crock pot and cook 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
    1/2 hour before serving shred chicken.  Mix Bisquick and milk and place heaping spoonfuls on top of soup.  Replace lid and continue cooking for 30 minutes (or more).

    Yum!