Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Written By Amanda

I grew up in a small backwoods town that really was just a street, so not kidding there. We were poor and had very little in material things. I spent most of my life hunting, growing and picking our food. Eating deer, squirrel, rabbits and other animals in the winter, it was a super treat to have something as simple and normal  as chicken  and dumplings. I loved walking in the house on a cold day and smelling them cooking. The warmth they gave our bellies when we ate them. Brings back many memories. There are many different ways to fix chicken and dumplings but with picky eaters in the house I do a very basic and straight to the point version. If you don't have picky eaters add in some vegetables like peas, celery, corn and/or carrots. Honestly though my favorite part are the dumplings so I make tons of them. Now since this is a One Pot Challenge I had to tweak it just a bit. Normally I would make our own dumplings out of flour, a dash of salt and water; but making this to fall into the category I just used can biscuits instead. Either way they taste the same.


2 pounds of chicken breasts or legs/thighs
1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 can of chicken broth
2-3 cans of biscuits
1 cup milk
1/2 cup of flour

On stove place chicken into a 5qt. pot, add enough water to completely cover chicken and allow to lightly boil. I leave mine on medium-high heat. Add the 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 can of chicken broth and let it cook for 1 hour and remove from eye of stove. Either cut chicken into pieces or take 2 forks and shred chicken.  Don't forget to remove the bones if using legs/thighs.   By this time chicken should just fall apart.  Add in 1 cup milk and sprinkle flour into pot with chicken.  Stir and add more flour until it has thickened, you don't want it to be watery but not quite pancake thickness either. Replace back on stove and allow to boil. Cut or pull apart biscuits into 4-6 pieces and toss them into pot.  Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are fully cooked through.