Friday, October 19, 2007

Recycled Chicken 'N Dumplin's

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**Go here to see the recipe.

Our family loves to have chicken and dumplin's. I boil a whole chicken, de-bone it, and then put everything back into the pot I used for boiling. This makes a huge mess o' yumminess!

The next night, after we've eaten up our favorite part, the dumplin's, we have chicken noodle soup. After that, my family is pretty of tired chickeny-soupy type meals, even though there is still a fair amount of chicken and broth left.

Then, just this week I came up with a way to recycle the leftovers! I poured what was left into a 9 x 13 pan and put in an equal amount of rice. I covered that with heavy duty aluminum foil and popped it into a 425 oven for 1 hour.

WAH-LAH! Chicken and rice casserole! We all enjoyed it, and the prep time was about 2 and a half minutes.

By the way, that whole chicken cost $4.29. That's a pretty cheap, er, frugal way to feed 9 people for 3 meals! For lots more frugal tips, go to Biblical Womanhood.


Anonymous said...

Wow! it all sounds delicious. I always have trouble when I boil a chicken --there are always texture issues. Is this an overcooking problem or is there a special trick to creating the yumminess?

Myfriendconnie@SmockityFrocks said...

Rete, You may be overcooking. I check my chicken every so often and pierce it with a big fork when I think it's done. It the juice is clear, I turn the burner off and move the chicken to cool on a cutting board.

Mom2fur said...

Okay, that does it. I have to take a chicken from the freezer for stock this week. I have been craving chicken & dumplings...and you have inspired me!

Sherry said...

Very smart idea. My family would enjoy this too, but the chicken just won't go that far for us, I think. We're protein ppl here! Still, we haven't had chicken 'n' dumplin's in a long time. :-)

stacey said...

salivating over just the thought of dumplings!

Mary said...

Do you use dough type dumplings or strips like big noodles?

heather said...

please tell us how you make your dumplings! And the rice for the meal #3 casserole- what type, please?

A Hopeful Hollar said...

Hello. After readig every word of your last post...and comments, I'm compelled to tell everyone how delicious your dumplings are! :-)


Myfriendconnie@SmockityFrocks said...

Mary and Heather, I posted my recipe. On the rice, I just used what I had, which was Minute Rice. I used about half brown and half white.

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