We had the best news ever yesterday about Todd's cancer. The radiation did its job and it has been eradicated. We celebrated after seeing the specialist by enjoying an egg custard tart a piece in the hospital cafe, and then we came home and I made Todd one of his favourite dinners. Chicken and Dumplings!
You will need cooked chicken to make these. I had actually roasted a chicken the day before so that I would have plenty to make this dish, just in case! You could also poach some chicken breasts, use a rotisserie chicken, whatever works for you!
My husband is not a hard man to please. He is a simple man with simple tastes and he was in heaven when I set a bowl of this in front of him. Literal heaven. He just loves chicken and dumplings!
I love them too, and not just because they are delicious. I also love them because they are a really simple supper to make. You just make a simple chicken stock gravy and drop in the cooked chicken, and then drop buttery dumplings on top, cover and steam. Easy peasy.
The hardest part really IS keeping yourself from peeking while the dumplings are cooking. Trust me when I tell you that is the quickest and easiest way to ruin a good dumpling. Just throw caution to the wind, pop that lid on and have patience and faith that they will turn out!
Remember . . . If you be looking the dumplings ain't cooking! Its a total truth. DON'T look, not even for a second. Your patience and self control will be rewarded by light and fluffy dumplings . . . so tasty nestled in a bowl of that delicious chicken stew. Dig in! Supper is served!
*Chicken & Dumplings*Serves 4
I can't think of a better reason to celebrate than the good news we got from the hospital, can you? We were both well over the moon. This was the perfect celebratory meal. Much nicer than anything we could have found in a restaurant and a heck of a lot cheaper! Bon Appetit!