Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Easy One-Pot Chicken & Dumplings Recipe



Oooook, so I'll state the obvious... I haven't posted a recipe in a LONGGGG time.  I've got some good excuses, though...

Excuse #1:  We MOVED!
Excuse #2:  We're EXPECTING!

Lots of exciting things are happening in the NEW Trammell household!  I unfortunately haven't been feeling well at all, these first 14 weeks are killing me :(  I don't have much of an appetite, and NOTHING sounds good anymore.  Once in a while I get lucky and I think of something that actually sounds yummy, and sometimes, just sometimes, I even get lucky enough to where I feel well enough to cook it!  

Chicken and dumplings have been sounding good for a couple weeks now, and I had the day off today, felt kinda sorta decent, and so I decided this was the perfect time to make some!

This recipe is super easy, and it's all in one pot!  It's been a long time since I've eaten chicken and dumplings, let alone make it... so when I started throwing things together to attempt to make it, I was pleasantly surprised when it actually tasted good, and like it's been simmering allllll day :)

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. chicken breasts (you can actually use frozen chicken for this, I did! 3 frozen chicken breasts, to be exact)
2 cups water (will use to cook the chicken in, and become chicken broth)
1-10.5 oz can cream of chicken 
1-10.5 oz can chicken gravy (kind of a weird touch, but it works!!)
1 can of biscuits (8 biscuits total)
salt and pepper
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. minced onion

DIRECTIONS:

-In a dutch oven, put in the chicken breasts and 2 cups water.  Season with some salt and pepper, and the minced onion.  Cover and cook about 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.  
-Remove chicken, leaving the "broth" in the dutch oven and shred, then place back in the dutch oven.  
-Stir in the cream of chicken and chicken gravy.  Season with parsley and some pepper.  Cover and simmer on low for about 20 more minutes.
-Cut each of the biscuits into 4's, and then place them in the dutch oven.  Stir to combine.  Cook covered about 15 minutes, or until biscuits are no longer doughy in the center.

Serve and enjoy!