Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Makes Me Feel All Cozy Inside

I heard tales of the weather dipping below the 70's in parts of the U.S. this past weekend.  If you were part of that demographic, congrats to you.  I, however, was not.  I don't say that with a bad attitude because....truth be told...I'm a summer girl.  I would wear flip flops and tank tops all year long if I could.  That to be said, I do love Fall.  I love the nostalgia and comfort it encompasses.  However, I really don't enjoy the falling temps. Anything below 78{ish} is just a little too chilly for my South Texas blood.  

I promise I'll be saying something totally different to contradict these sentiments when it's mid-October and I'm envying all the posts on my Facebook feed...friends with lattes in hand, booties on the feet, fires in the fireplaces, and scarves around the neck.  Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying the last of my Summer Shandies by the pool all the while fending off the never dying mosquitoes wondering if the Fall weather will EVER {for the love already!!!!} find it's way to the coast.

It will be during those moments that I'll start willing on the cooler temps with my food.  I'll keep my Thanksgiving pants on standby while eating copious amounts of comfort foods in the form of hearty soups, chilis, and the occasional casserole.  That's just what I did this past weekend when I was envying all my out-of-state friends who were posting screenshots of their 50-70 degree weather updates.  I had to pretend I was living in conditions that warranted this dish just because I didn't want to feel left out.  Warm and cozy comfort food at its best...a perfect cool weather dinner!

{If you are offended by canned soups/processed food, stop reading now.  If you aren't, then I advise you to proceed with caution ;)}

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 TBSP. butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
3 ½ C. chicken broth
1 onion, diced
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 {10 oz.} can of biscuits

Place your chicken in the crock pot.  In a separate bowl, combine butter, soups, broth & onion.  Mix and pour over the chicken.  Toss in the bouillon cubes and stir.  Set crock pot on low, cover, and cook for about 8 hours.  At about the 7th hour, pull the chicken out of the crock pot, shred, and return to the pot.  Now take the biscuits and cut them into small{ish} pieces.  I cut mine into fourths and then cut the fourths in half.  I found that smaller pieces helped the biscuits to cook all the way through.  Toss the biscuit dough into the chicken mixture and stir.  Cover and cook for an additional hour {more if the dough is still gooey...it should be cooked all the way through!}

When the biscuits are cooked through it's all ready to serve :)  

This was the perfect cozy comfort food.  Super easy and oh so flavorful.  We eat at Cracker Barrel...a lot.  I mean, there's not much to choose from around here so that has become one of our staples.  Their chicken & dumplings is my most favorite meal ever and this rendition runs a close 2nd.  If you're lookin' for a little something to make you feel all cozy inside...heck, maybe even a little something that reminds you of the giant rocking chairs at Cracker Barrel...look no further!  This is a definite winner, winner chicken {& dumplings} dinner!

1 comment:

  1. I love this meal! We have temps in the 70s here in Ohio right now. This meal will be perfect this week!