Rosemary Chicken and Dumplins

I once met someone who told me they had never had chicken and dumplins. That person is no longer with us. They died from lack of joy in their life. WHOA. It got dark in here. But that’s how serious chicken and dumplins are to me. And it’s not dumplings. It’s dumplins. This is Kentucky. Ing doesn’t exist on MOST words.

Not everybody is a “homemaker” like grandma, so this recipe calls for pre-made biscuit dough. Grandma, my dumplins will never touch yours, but even you said they were amazing. So sue me for not slaving away at dough and using frozen veggies.

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These dumplins come without cream of mystery soup. And there’s not a lot of work involved. I wouldn’t call this the healthiest dish. But, I once ate this for a week straight and lost a few pounds. Just sayin.

The rosemary in this dish is KILLER. And aside from the DUMPLINS, it is the star of this dish. Like, please do not try any other kind of seasoning in place of it. Just trust me. Let’s get it on.

You will need:

-1 whole rotisserie chicken (because this was meant to be a quick dinner. 4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts will do, if you’re wanting to be a hero)
-1 bag frozen chopped carrots
-1 bag frozen peas
-one chopped yellow onion
-1.5 boxes of chicken broth
-1 cup of milk (your choice!)
-1 can of flaky biscuits
-1 tablespoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of black pepper
-1 teaspoon of thyme
-1 entire sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped

Pour all of the chicken broth and milk into a big pot. Heat it on high until boiling. Add in frozen veggies and chopped onion. Then add all spices. Turn heat down to medium. (6-7 on dial)

While veggies are cooking, shred rotisserie chicken, adding in as you go. Cook for about 10 minutes. It should be lightly boiling at this point.

While chicken and veggies cook in the stock, cut biscuits one at a time in 6 pieces.

After about 10-15 minutes of the veggies and chicken cooking in the stock, add in biscuit balls all at once. Cook all together for about 20 minutes or until dumplins are finished! Stir every 5 minutes or so.

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From start to finish, you have a delicious, hearty, home cooked meal in about 30 minutes! You truly can not beat that. I make this often and it always gets rave reviews. It’s perfect for just about everything, including leftover lunches! The rosemary gives it a perfect flavor.

With all do respect grandma, I win at the chicken and dumplins game. BAM. Love youuuu.

Enjoy guys!

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Weigh in. Plus, a cat with a mustache.

Let’s start with the cat. We walked into Feeder’s Supply to get Carl’s special food and I made a bee line to the adoptable cats. That is when I saw this guy.

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We caught him right when he was stealing an old lady cat’s toy in the cage next to him. He was a tyrant. The girls at the shelter called him Kitler. Tyrant or no tyrant, I NEEDED this cat. I wanted to take him home so bad. Luckily he was on hold. So I didn’t have to. His real name is Rambo and that fits him so well. He’s going to be so internet famous.

Moving on.

I was starving by dinner last night. I usually eat a Fiber One bar in the afternoon but I didn’t yesterday so I dominated some food.

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I had a small serving of sweet potato fries. 1 serving of cream spinach. And two turkey burgers. I WAS HANGRY. I didn’t want my dinner to be overloaded with carbs, so I only ate one full bun. I was more than satisfied until bed time. Which is rare. I normally need a  nighttime snack. Even with this meal, I still somehow only took in 1,250 calories. I like to shoot for at least 1,400. But, I didn’t work out yesterday so I’m not too worried about it. We got to visit with some great friends and porch hang and that was much needed. In the Kentuckiana area, porch weather is the best thing ever. I’m starting to hate being inside!

I LOST 2 POUNDS THIS WEEK.

I’m pretty happy with that number. The trick for me will be staying on course this weekend. I have full faith that I can do it.

I’m so excited for date night. We have date night EVERY Friday. Pretty much regardless of what is going on. And I highly recommend it.

Go see the Neighbors movie so we can discuss it!

Be back with weekend activities and next weeks menu!

 

Happy Freaking Friday.

 

xo