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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Food For The Fussy and Not so Fussy

When dealing with a fussy eater it is always a pleasure when you hit on something that they truly enjoy. It only ceases to be a pleasure when that is all they request to eat every day for a week. Luckily the rest of us liked this recipe as well because I ended up making it three days in a row. Even though this makes a good size batch and reheats well for leftovers, we are hard pressed to ever have any leftovers since everyone seems to go for seconds and sometimes thirds. So I can say with some certainty that this is a dish that your family will truly enjoy.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

8 boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 small can of chicken broth
1 can of chicken gravy
1 cup of canned or frozen peas
Carrots, optional
Dumplings (recipe below)

Cut chicken into small pieces and combine with rest of ingredients in a saucepan. Heat to boiling point; turn down heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dumplings and cook as recipe directs.

DUMPLINGS:

2 c. Bisquick
2/3 c. milk (fresh or canned)
2 Tablespoons of melted butter

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on boiling chicken mixture. Cook 10 minutes uncovered and 10 minutes covered.

Makes 10 to 12 dumplings.

I like to serve mine over mashed potatoes, talk about the ultimate comfort food!

4 comments:

Faisal said...

This is making my mouth water a lot! The recipe seems very simple too :)

By the way, what is a bisquik?

Julie said...

You will enjoy it, Faisal. I emailed you a response to your Bisquick question, thanks again for stopping by please come by often.

Anonymous said...

does the cicken have to be cooked before i add it in?

Julie said...

No anonymous it does not have to be cooked before hand...thank you for asking.