Well today I am cooking a Cornish game hen, I am probably gonna make Chicken and Dumplings. YUM!
What do you need to make this?
Either 3 or 4 pieces of chicken on the bone, boneless if you prefer, whole fryer or a Cornish game hen.
A pot of water with enough to cover bird or make it float
A mess of Mirepoix (carrots, celery and onion)
Will be using my homemade biscuit recipe for the dumplings.
You can find the recipe here (will open in new window)! I am probably gonna use 3/4 a stick of butter instead of 1 1/2 sticks!
I will be removing the chicken from bones after it has cooked a couple hours, then straining the just to remove any bones you can add the veggies back in the broth, even thicken slightly (your choice). After pouring it in a baking dish I will plop the biscuit dough on top and I will baste the tops with the broth. I may even put a lid on it for a while so the tops do not get to dry and brown.
I let it start cooking while I cut the Mirepoix, you know carrots, onion and celery.
I cut them kinda big cause I’m going to strain it all anyways when I thicken broth with dumplings. Will add this back in to individual or in the last batch before I put all the dumplings back together with the soup/broth.
Look it can swim lol 🙂
I flipped’em over the bottom was a little tanned lol No problem though
I strained the broth and it looks lovely!
The bird and veggies waiting to be put back in.
All shredded and yes that is the whole bird lol it was a small one.
Everything back in the pot minus any bones and fat or other yucky stuff.
I did season the biscuit dough with powder chicken base, just a little though. I added some parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. I used around 3/4 of a stick of butter in the biscuits instead of half a stick.
Just plopping them in there, man I hope this comes out lol I never made it like this before!
This turned out Beautiful!!
This my plate it is so good!
My sons plate I have to bribe him to eat it lol no video games after dinner if you do not eat!! He hates any gravy type of foods.
I decided to make chocolate bread pudding!
Milk and heavy whipping cream.
Chocolate syrup in the middle.
Hope you had a great dinner and dessert too.