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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Short and salty.

Just a quick update with some meh looking pictures of food I’ve been eating. You all know the menu, but I included some photos of my lunches.

The type of lunch where you wake up in the morning in a mad panic because you have 1.5 hours to look presentable, find your only black pants, straighten your bangs, drive to your friend’s house, let their dogs out, feed them then let them out again. BUT OH SHIT. Don’t forget lunch or you’ll starve! Sound familiar? I hate it. I genuinely hate it. This is why I usually prep salads. Do I get a wee bit bored with them sometimes? Yes. Do I prefer a meh salad for lunch over feeling like a nut house dweller every morning? Yes.

On a much more comical note, my pants…well. My pants literally fell down today. Yes, my only black pants. I was walking to the bathroom and in my head I thought, “Oh my god, my pants are going to fall.” But it was so quick. So I just leaped into the bathroom as fast as I could and bam. To my ankles. I wish I wasn’t so stingy with money lately. I most likely need new black pants. Which is wonderful. My co-worker suggested suspenders. Hmmmm.

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Dinners, followed by lunches. Mission’s Carb Balance tortillas are literally my saving grace. I remember when I did Atkin’s in high school, I tried some random brand’s low carb tortillas and I just kept thinking, “is this sand? AM I EATING A SANDTILLA?” Mission does it right. I honestly can’t even tell the difference. Lastly, for breakfast we each take a small sliver of banana bread to have with our morning coffee. (One of my favorite moments of the day. Because bread.)

This week, I’ve been *trying* to eat the brunt of my daily carbs before 5/6 pm. It’s just a theory I have, and I like to try things out. I will NEVER. EVER. give up carbs again. Like, Morgan + Bread = Love. Forever. I can, however, split up my days. I’ll let you know how it goes with Friday’s weigh in. Based on the ghost pantsing I encountered today, I’m going to go with that it IS working.

New recipe tomorrow!

What are you eating this week?

xo