Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cheater Chicken-n-Dumplins

Since J and me went on our no (low) gluten diet, chicken-n-dumplins was, sadly, one of the foods we had to cut from our menu.

The boys aren't on an anti-gluten diet but they are okay with most of the changes I've made in my cooking.
Except Ryan's been wanting chicken-n-dumplins since back in the winter, which is when I mostly cooked them, when it was chilly/cold out.

Some things I will cook for them anyway, like homemade biscuits, gravy, french toast, etc. But homemade chicken-n-dumplins are kind of an effort, and if I make that kind of effort, then I know I'm going to be eating me some chicken-n-dumplins.
And suffering for it later.

Yesterday Ryan said again he wanted chicken-n-dumplins, and as I was standing there telling him no, a thought occurred to me, from out of the blue. I have no idea where it came from.
I told him the idea, and he agreed it sounded legit, and we decided well, we could try it. All it could do it turn out gross, right.

I used a can of chicken broth because I had some, but I don't think it was absolutely necessary, I believe plain water probably would have done just as well.
Poured the can of chicken broth and another 2 cans of water in a pot (I actually started with 1 can of water, but it wasn't enough). Bring to boil.

I had a can of refrigerator biscuts in the fridge, no particular name brand, whatever was cheapest at where ever I got them.  I pulled each biscuit into about 4 pieces and drops the blobs into the boiling broth/water.

Boiled them for awhile, until the dough blobs were dumplin-y (sorry, this is the way southerners cook...'til it's done, you just know...).

Then I added a can of chunk white meat chicken, like Hormel but some other name brand, and salt & pepper.

It took maybe 20 minutes, and the boys declared it a success. (Still not as good as homemade, though.)

Then I made them a batch of chocolate chip cookies because, Yum.


374's Wife said...

That sounds delish! I'm not one to cook big like that unless it's winter, either. I'm going to have to add those ingredients to my next shopping list and give it a whirl.

Oh, and P.S..... now I want chocolate chip cookies >.<

Melissa said...

Let me know how they turn out for you.

I know...I cheated and ate one of the cookies. I can get by with eating a little gluten stuff here and there, so I pick my battles - no chicken-n-dumplins, but I got a cookie! lol

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