Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday's Munchies!

Welcome to another addition of Monday's Munchies! I figured since most of the country seems to be covered in snow at the moment, what better way to celebrate than to make some good comfort food. Here is a recipe handed down in my family for chicken and dumplings the shortcut way. This is for those of you who may not have time to boil a whole chicken!

Chicken and Dumplings
2-3 chicken tenders
1 can chicken broth
2 cubes of chicken bullion
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tsp dried chopped basil
1 egg, beaten
3 Tbsp milk

Cut the chicken tenders into cubes and put them with the chicken broth, bullion cubes, water, and herbs into a large pot. Cook until chicken is done and take out bay leaf. I sometimes like to add a couple of potatoes and celery, and if I do, I add about a cup of water. Bring broth to boiling.

Mix together egg and milk. Add flour until stiff and spread out onto a floured surface. Continue to knead in the flour until you can roll it out without too much trouble. I use waxed paper to put in between the dough and the rolling pin to help keep the rolling pin from sticking. Roll out to about 1/8th inch and cut with a pizza cutter into 1/2 inch squares or bigger if you prefer. They will puff up as they cook. Drop into boiling broth. Cook for 10 more minutes. If you want to thicken it, add mashed potato flakes-a little goes a long way.

Hope everyone stays warm this week!

1 comment:

YouthfulTips said...

Sounds yummy! Following from MBC :)