Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chicken and Dumplings - $5 Dinner Challenge

Tonight's dinner ended up being almost free!

I made up the recipe myself, based on a handful i looked at in cookbooks and on the web.


2 c. diced cooked chicken breast (free from rotisserie chicken brought by neighbor)
3 c. chicken broth (i used turkey broth frozen after thanksgiving)
1/2 c. milk (free evaporated milk from Kroger sale last November)
1/2 c. sliced carrots (15 cents)
1 pkg Grands biscuits (22 cents after sale and coupon at Kroger)
flour (5 cents)
cornstarch (5 cents)

Total Cost: 47 cents! Feeds two hungry grownups, with enough left for one large or two moderate lunches.

Slice carrots and add to large pot with chicken broth, chicken and milk. Simmer until carrots are soft, adding spices as desired. I used marjoram, celery salt, bay leaves, parsley, sea salt and black pepper. Add about 2 tsp of flour or cornstarch to thicken the gravy. Cut raw biscuits into 8 pieces each and drop in chicken/gravy mixture. Put lid on pot and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve and impress! M really liked this one a lot!

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