recipe for making old fashioned ~ Homemade Chicken & Dumplings. It said it was easy to make, quick to get to the dinner table & that it tastes like the Cracker Barrel version. Ooooo, that got my attention. I just love Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings!
I made it for our dinner & was truly impressed, as was my entire family. Using leftover chicken makes this recipe so easy. Not much to it ~ flour, broth, cooked chicken & a couple of spoonfuls of other on-hand pantry ingredients. Even though the ingredient list is small, the flavor is BIG & so very comforting! The recipe is simple to follow, quick to get to the dinner table & is just as good (if not better) than the one I've ordered countless times at my favorite 'country-style' restaurant. We demolished the first batch I made and I've had requests to make it again ~ soon, very, very soon. It was THAT good.
So, if you're looking for a meal that tastes like ~ something your grandma might make... that is comforting & makes you think of simpler times, when food wasn't fancy ~ just rustic, flavorful & perfect for large or small gatherings... just everyone sitting around the kitchen table, enjoying each others company... or when you'd like to order chicken & dumplings in your favorite 'country-style' restaurant, but want to make it cheaper at home, using leftover chicken & few other ingredients... or maybe even for a potluck ~ consider giving this recipe a try. I think you'll be glad you did. :)
P.S. ~ Since I'm posting this after Thanksgiving, I was thinking this might be a perfect way to use up some of the leftover turkey we all have hanging around the fridge. Same meal / preparation, just a different type of bird... I think I'll be making this again, just turning it into ~ Homemade Turkey & Dumplings ~ the next time around. Maybe throw in a few frozen peas/carrots. Or maybe not. Depends on my mood. : )