Bramell, Party of Five: Pinterest Made Me Do It

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pinterest Made Me Do It

It's no secret that I like to cook. It's also no secret that Pinterest has been the cause of many of my kitchen experiments  in recent years. Chicken & Dumplings is one of those recipes that seems impossible to perfect. I'd always used my family recipe for the dumplings, which are made from (gasp!) flour tortillas. I love the recipe because it's easy and pretty fool-proof. If you've been reading here long, you know how my family cooks--pretty much without a recipe for anything, just guesswork.  Remember that time my mom tried to tell me how to make dressing? Pretty hilarious.
Over the years, dear hubby has experimented with different ways of making homemade dumplings, but we haven't been blown away yet. When I found Cracker Barrel Chicken & Dumplings on Pinterest, I knew I had to try them.   
The ingredients are simple: flour, milk, baking powder, broth, butter and chicken, of course. Hint: always keep the broth from boiling your chicken, too.
Mix all the dry ingredients first. Then add the milk and stir with a fork to make a dough.  Roll the dough onto the counter and cut into strips.  Drop the strips of dough into boiling water/broth combo.  Cook for about 20 minutes, then add in the cut up cooked chicken. There you go! It's even easy enough for a weeknight dinner; just be prepared for a little floury mess.  See the exact recipe in the link above.
Home. Run. 


  1. Those look awesome! My mom always used bisquick when making her dumplings and I've always loved them!

  2. Oh yum. I love chicken and dumplings. I have been making a casserole that tastes like it but doesn't have individual dumplings...maybe I will be brave and try this! (I love your Pinterest Made Me Do It posts...)

  3. Those dumplings look amazing! I'm glad that you finally found a great recipe (with REAL directions and accurate measurements). LOL! Keep up the cooking and blogging. I always enjoy your posts.

    Love you!

  4. Love scratch dumplins! Funny I have dumplins on my blog this week too! A film of a sweet Mamaw teaching her granddaughter to cook them for the first time. :)

  5. Those look good, but you lost me at "boiling chicken". Doesn't everyone buy the precooked chicken in the Walmart deli??


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