Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Recipes from this past Sunday's show :) Shortcut chicken and dumplings...delicious!

MELISSA FRIDAY’S SHORT-CUT CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS
CREAMY MASHED POTATOES
CRUNCHY GREEN PEAS
SPRITE BISCUITS


MELISSA FRIDAY’S SHORT-CUT CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS
2 packs chicken tenders or 6 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
Chicken broth (enough to cover chicken, about 48 ounces)
1 large (family –size) can Cream of Chicken soup
1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder (add more if you like)
1 tablespoon chicken granules
1 teaspoon Zatterans (optional)
Place chicken in a large pot and sprinkle with seasonings.  Cover chicken with broth and bring to a boil.  As soon as it is boiling, stir and turn down the heat as low as it will go.  Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer on low for 35 minutes.  Now add soup and seasonings and let simmer for 15 minutes.  Break the dumpling strips into bite-size pieces and add half to the pot, gently stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.  Add the rest of the dumplings and simmer on low for another 30 minutes.   Serve over biscuits or mashed potatoes.
DUMPLINGS:
½ box (24-ounce) frozen dumpling strips.  I use Anne’s or Mary B’s

CREAMY MASHED POTATOES
1 (24-ounce) bag of Ore’ Ida Steam & Mash Potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chive and onion flavored cream cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons sour cream
½ cup milk
Follow the directions on the bag and add the next 5 ingredients, stirring well.   Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes and stir well.
CRUNCHY GREEN PEAS
1 bag frozen green peas
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes.

SPRITE BISCUITS
3 cups Bisquick
½ cup sour cream
½ cup Sprite or 7UP (not diet)
3 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
Mix first 4 ingredients together with a fork.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out just a little with a rolling pin.  (You want your biscuits to be thick).   Cut dough into squares with a knife.  Place 3 tablespoons melted butter in a 11x8 glass-baking dish.  Place cut biscuits on top of the melted butter.  Sprinkle with sugar and brush a little butter over each biscuit.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush each biscuit with a little more melted butter.  These are great with honey butter J




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