Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Chicken & Dumplings Recipe
I adapted this recipe to a Crock Pot Recipe because we like it better cooked low and slow! I love to put everything in my crockpot in the morning, walking away and knowing that dinner will be ready late in the afternoon. This is my 13 year old daughters favorite crock pot meal. We haven't had it in a while and its on the menu for next Monday.
The recipe came from my Aunt Bernice.
Chicken & Dumplings
3 cans chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup (homemade recipe below)
4 chicken breasts
2 cups water
10 large or 15 small tortillas (cut into strips or squares)
Cook chicken in the broth & water till done (this part is done on the stove top). Remove Chicken & cut. In the crockpot whisk cream soup into broth and water. Add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste, Stir in the cut tortilla strips. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
*We use the regular flour tortillas. We tried the whole wheat tortillas and they didn't turn out right.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup ( yeild 3 cups which is about 2 cans)
Recipe from Tammy's Recipes.com
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 or more tsp. salt (sometimes we have to add extra salt)
1/4 tsp. parsley
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 plain flour
1. In a med. size pan, boil chicken broth, 1/2 cup of the milk, and the seasonings.
2. In a bowl whisk together the remaining milk and flour. Add to the boiling broth mixture and continue whisking briskly until mixture boils and thickens.
We started making our own cream soups about 1 1/2 years ago when we realized that all the regular commercial brands contained MSG. I had just started reading all the labels of everything we bought (from reading "Nourishing Traditions) and was surprised to see how much MSG and HFCS was in all of our food. I do like the organic versions but sometimes they are not budget friendly. I usually quadruple the recipe and freeze the extra in 2 can measurements to use for future recipes.
Hope you enjoy making the Chicken & Dumplings - its a favorite at our home!
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