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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