I have this dish that I absolutely love to eat. It is just simply the perfect, savory, comfort dish. I’ve wanted to share this recipe with you guys for a while now. It’s the easy way of making a Chicken and Dumpling dish, but without all the stress of actually trying to get the dumplings to come out right – because let me tell you, dumplings are a nightmare! The problem is – – – my perfect, savory, comfort dish – – – is UGLY!
I’ve made it a few times since starting this blog, and every time I take extra time and really really try to make it ‘pretty’ so I could get a decent enough picture of it that I could attach to a recipe and post it. It’s ugly during the prep, it’s ugly while baking, it’s ugly when it’s finished and in the casserole dish, and it’s ugly when you spoon a serving out and plate it up!
On the advice of some of you wonderful readers, I went ahead and just conceded to its ugly-ness! I prettied it up as much as possible and named it The Ugly Chicken Dumpling Dish! (Because aside from being ugly, the dish also hadn’t been named!)
Aren’t I lucky I have some of the most clever readers around!?
Roughly 2 cups cooked chopped chicken (or leftover Rotisserie Chicken)
1 cup thawed frozen vegetables (optional)
1 cup of chicken stock
4 TBSP melted butter
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 TBSP Chicken Soup Boullion Base or 2 cubes Bouillon
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
Dash of ground Sage
Salt/Pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Pour the melted butter into the bottom of a half sized casserole dish. Add the chopped chicken and season with salt, pepper, and some Sage. Add the thawed vegetables on top.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the milk and the self rising flour together. Pour the mixture evenly over the veggies and chicken in the casserole dish.
4. In that same bowl as before, now combine the chicken stock, cream of chicken soup, and bouillon together. Pour it on the top of your chicken dish.
5. Bake in the oven for about an hour or until the top is golden brown.
6. Let rest for 5-10 minutes on the counter before digging into it.