Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baked Chicken and Dumplings and CUPCAKE cereal!!!

Man oh man! Jason and I have been pretty sick since the 15Th, So the last week and a half has consisted of laying on the couch, watching Americas Funniest Home Videos, and coughing up foreign objects. No fun at all! But there was plenty of soup, vanilla ice cream, and hot tea. So, I guess it wasn't THAT bad. Maybe?? I'm just so glad we're finally getting over that. It was a huge mess. With that being said, I haven't felt like baking anything, Crazy I know! But being sick makes you do crazy things I tell ya. Today was a cold, rainy, day. So I wanted to make something nice and warm and just comfy. So chicken and dumplings it was. Sounded easy enough. Sounded plain enough, wait WHAT? PLAIN?! No way!! Not plain ol' chicken and dumplings!! Why not BAKED chicken and dumplings? Now that's keeping up with my 'baking' themed blog, ya know what I'm saying? And that's exactly what I did. They look amazing, taste amazing, and I want you all to come over for dinner, better be here in 20 minutes or else ;)

Baked Chicken and Dumplings

2-3 chicken breast, cooked, and shredded or diced
6 cups broth ( I used the water from cooking the chicken)
Poultry Seasoning
All Purpose Seasoning (I use Adobo, LOVE that stuff!)
Freshly ground black pepper
Kosher Salt
1/2 stick butter
2 tsp cornstarch
4 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350. Place large pot with 4 cups of water on stove top on medium heat. Add uncooked chicken, poultry seasoning, adobo, kosher salt, and pepper. Once chicken is done -about 20 minutes- go ahead and remove chicken, set on plate and set aside. If needed strain all the floaters out of your broth. I did, some people don't mind, I however can't stand that stuff. ha ha Once strained, place back in pot, shred or dice chicken put that back in the broth. Mix cornstarch with a little bit of water, add to pot, along with butter. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer for about 10 minutes. Dump that into 9x13 baking pan. mix Bisquick with milk, drop onto chicken mixture, sprinkle with pepper, and paprika. Baking 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. MMMMMM!!!!

My mom and my sister told me about this new cereal they saw in the store. Cupcake Pebbles. Of course they thought of me when they saw it, I wonder why. Hmmm, hehe. So I had to get some, and I did. Boy it sure is tasty!! I had a bowl for breakfast today. Woo hooo :) When you open the box, it smells just like a vanilla cupcake. I was so excited, I poured a bowl, sat down at the table, and guess what?? INSTANT SMILE! I hope you guys run to the store and get some, you'll love it!!


  1. That looks REALLY good!!! Yes The Cupcake Pebbles are AMAZING!!! Brennan-Butt & i LOVE them!!!!! :} Told ya you would like them!!!! ;]

  2. the dumplings are SO good, and so easy. You should make them Charlene!! Give Brennan kisses from me :) Mom sent me a pic with him holding the cereal when he was visiting her this past weekend..sooo cute!

  3. ya she told me about that...and i will! he says tash! ha

  4. Oh my gosh, cupcake cereal! No way!!!
    That rules!!!!