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Easy Chicken Soup

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry guys no pictures with this one, it was Halloween night that I made it and it was between getting decorations going, make up…. you get the picture!  It all started when I wanted to make a roast, but alas my roast had seen better days and we had to toss it, oops!

I knew I wanted to make something in the crockpot and then I remembered I had some Gnocchi in the pantry!  I had bought it to throw in some soup but hadn’t used it yet.  So I started digging and found 2 cans of white chicken meat I had bought for something else.  So soup it was!

Normally when I have made soup in the past I have used chicken stock, but I had none on hand, so I made do with ….. soup!  I used noodles and gnocchi, but you could use dumplings if you want.  I actually had just bought some and thought about using them.  I like to make things from scratch but sometimes you need those fast meals so I bought some frozen ones to try.

You can throw in some veggies, carrots, peas, celery.  I didn’t have anything on hand, but I would have thrown in some frozen peas at least if I did.

So here is my easy, throw together Chicken Soup.  Enjoy!

 

Easy Chicken Soup

1 pkg Reams Homestyle Egg Noodles
1 pkg Gnocchi
2 cans white chicken meat
2 cans cream of chicken
5 cups water
1-2 Tbsp chicken soup base – I like L B Jamison’s

Put the water, cream of chicken, soup base and chicken meat into the crockpot, let it cook on low for 2-4 hours, really it’s up to you.  Add whatever seasoning you want to it, I added a bay leaf.  About 20 – 30 min before you are ready to eat turn it to high and then add the noodles and gnocchi.  Let cook on high until everything is soft.

 

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Chicken and Dumplings

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

So we have been waiting for the weekend to make this dish.  I have been thinking about it all week because not only did it sound good but it has dumplings in it!  I have only made dumplings once and the kids loved them.  Thing I wasn’t looking forward to?  Handling raw chicken.  I have issues with it, I am sure Mike could tell you some stories about how I act around raw poultry.  What is worse is when it has the bone in it.

But I pulled on my big girl pants and made this not only because I wanted it but because my family really wanted it!  One thing I noticed is we have had chicken and peas twice this week now, but I heard no complaints.  In the original recipe they used a dutch oven, but since I don’t have one I decided to use a pan on the stove for some of it and the crock pot for rest.  I love my crock pot!
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