I think I've cooked chicken in just about every manner these past few weeks. Except frying. I don't do fried chicken. Anyhow, the other day I (in desperation for something new and different) emailed my mom for her dumpling recipe. She makes seriously awesome chicken and dumplings. She emailed me back something along the lines of take a few handfuls of flour and a few spoonfuls of crisco and some buttermilk and mix it up until it looks like oatmeal. Uh huh. So google it was. I found a dumpling recipe and decided to see if I could use it to accompany my chicken that had been in the crockpot all day. I turned the crockpot on high while I mixed up the dumplings, then as quickly as possible removed the chicken from the crockpot and dropped in the dumplings. I covered it up and let it cook for 20 minutes (instead of the 10 minutes on the recipe). It turned out perfectly and even made a nice gravy style broth too.
Another day, another chicken in the crockpot. This time after it was done, I shredded it and tossed it with barbecue sauce. Served up with homemade cole slaw, corn, and mashed cauliflower.
I finally told Paul I had to take a break from chickens. I just can't cook another one for a good while. Thankfully, our portion of grass fed beef is here, so bring on the beef recipes!
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Hubs and I can't wait to get home to have a good steak. I have eaten so much chicken out here that I am sick of it too.
I have heard of the mashed cauliflower and really need to try it. Your add-in suggestions sound the yummiest of all.
there is a special touch to drop dumplings as your mom relayed
This is the second post I've seen this week with a chicken & dumplings recipe...must be I need to make some! I love it :)
Both look really good! Thanks for the ideas, Lisa. :)
Lisa, I'm thinking you might better look at my post before I link it up.
ha, we're chicken tonight too...chicken gyros from pinterest...they are sooooo good! my mom cooked like that too, learned it from grandma, nothing is measured, hard to duplicate!
Your smashed cauliflower sounds wonderful! I have made it minus all your wonder add-ins and it needed something.
I love chicken! Yours looks so good. Mmmm Mmmmm mmmmm!
Taylor recently asked for your mom's biscuit recipe, which i think is the same the the dumplings...we received a similar recipe that you did. I went ahead and attempted it and they turned out great! I was very skeptical during the entire process tho, so I understand your hesitation. :-)
Love chicken and dumplings!! I never tried it in the crock pot, but now I will. Made a great lemon chicken the other day. Lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, and sage inside. Rubbed some garlic, butter and rosemary on the bird and in the oven. Yum! My mom did the same thing when I asked her about homemade ice cream. Mine did not quite taste the same.
Looks good ;)
I just read about mashed cauliflower somewhere else! Guess I need to try it. I love it raw...lately, I've been dipping it in poppy seed dressing (that dressing is my real weakness!).
I can easily get sick of meat, but carbs not so much. I can eat them repeatedly while remaining very, very happy. Your meals do look absolutely wonderful though!
This post reminded me you asked me to share my Sour Cream Chicken recipe. Here is the link to my cooking blog for the recipe. Give it a chance when you are ready for some chicken again. It is really good!
I have never heard of mashed cauliflower, but it sounds delicious the way you do it. I am going to have to try that. Thanks!
Your chicken dishes look delicious. We love cauliflower and I bet it would taste great the way you cooked it. Thanks for sharing.
YUM! Chicken & dumplings...count me in for that and the BBQ with slaw and mashed cauliflower...LOVE it, isn't it great?...:)JP
If I weren't a vegetarian, it would be wonderful. Maybe it would work with tofu. :-)
I've heard so many people say that mashed cauliflower is delicious but I have to try it. I usually just roast it in the oven.
I get sick of chicken too. There's only so many ways you can make a meal out of it before you're wanting to eat something different.
Now you've got me craving chicken and dumplings of course!! I'll have to put it on the menu for next week.
I like doing dumplings in the crock pot. I like cornbread dumplings over my taco soup!
Thanks for hosting!
We tried the mashed cauliflower a while back and really enjoyed it!!
Never made them; ate them though!
We have it regularly. Yum.
We eat a lot of chicken, often 3 times a week or so. Then like last night we went out for chinese and ended up with two chicken dishes LOL.
LOL!! I was wondering the other day how you were making out with all that chicken. You did good, girl!! Your mom cooks like I do, a little of this and that. :)
I'm hearing you on that chicken - LOL!
This is great! I need to get by more often. I subscribed, but I never get notified ... ?
Anyway, this is awesome! I'm adding your button to my blog.
Don't you love how Google can help you out?
I love chicken, but I think even I would be getting tired of it.
hey, if you are cooking ... i'm coming to dinner. ha. ha!! just kidding. but i love not cooking. well, i enjoy cooking as well...but really enjoy it when others cook. great to see you again this week. have a good one. enjoying 70 degree temps today. fun!! (:
Oh YUM! Mashed cauliflower sounds really yummy!!!!!!
Delicious sharing Lisa, I love to taste all of what you've shared here!:) Thank you!
Rural Journal was awesome! I enjoyed browsing, hope I can share sometime soon..:) Thanks Lisa..:)
I actually love mashed cauliflower. I discovered it at Ruby Tuesdays..yum! We eat so much chicken too- these are great suggestions. I do love me some fried chicken though too:)
Your dinner looks delicious...I think I am going to try the mashed cauliflower...We love it but just never tried it mashed....Thanks for the idea....
Chicken has to be really flavorful for me. I've never had dumplings.
I get tired of different meats at different times too. You have some great recipes there. sandie
Chicken and dumpling sound sooo good. Do you have an brocoli recipes?
We are tired of it plain! Real tired. Now we need to disguise it somehow.
Oh, that looks so good!! And enjoy your grass-fed beef. You're making me hungry!
Great chicken recipes! I have heard of mashed cauliflower but haven't tried it yet.
Have you tried the cauliflower pizza crust? Haven't tried that one either. They say it is very good!
It won't come out right but here's a link to one of the recipes
Mashed cauliflower is AMAZING. ANd MOST of my family will even eat it!
Ha! I love your mom's recipe for chicken and dumplings!! And, mashed cauliflower sounds really good!
That looks delicious, Lisa! I just got a new crock pot for Christmas so I'll have to try it. Thanks for visiting my blog - I appreciate it!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your hop, I just found it. there are really fun submissions to it. Where I live, our dumplins are "slick", like a big, wet noodle. Grosses a lot of people out, but they're yummy :)
Oh how I wish I had a crock pot here! Iove how creative you were with your recipes.
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