Monday, May 17, 2010

Mammy's Tortilla Dumplings

So I am off work until August 16th and my goal is to become "Paula Deen(minus hte weight-gain)/Betty Crocker" this summer and cook, clean and care for Shelby all on my own. So today was my first day attempt! Last summer I was off but it was less enjoyable (newborn, c-sec recovery, no sleep, hysterical out-of-control emotional breakdowns)'ve all been there if you've had a baby...
Today has been AMAZING! I cleaned my ENTIRE HOUSE MYSELF by 12:30pm! All I have left to do is fold up the laundry, which i'd pay someone to do that! I then packed up Miss Sheebee Shake and we headed to Mammy's for my cooking lesson :). Yes, I'm taking lessons from Mammy for her trademark dishes. Today's was Chicken and Dumplings. Which if you're southern, you know how yummy these are! I'm not talkin about the Sweet Sue in the can Dumplins, but HOMEMADE!! MMM...not even Cracker Barrel can touch these!
Mammy makes hers out of Flour Tortillas. I KNOW RIGHT? WHAT?! LOL... CRAZY BUT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOODD!! Since I can't video how to do it b/c i'm not that talented I am going to "step-by-step" it for ya:
Serves AT LEAST 4....we made for 4 adults but will feed more..we just like leftovers :)
1 package of Flour Tortillas (10 tortillias; this is standard unless you're doing a HUGE amount)
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (1 breast per guest)
2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (2 cans per 4 chicken breasts)
2 cans of milk (however many cans of soup you are using is how many cans of milk you need)

We used boneless chicken breasts in a bag from the frozen section so we had to thaw them out, but you can use non-frozen, it doesn't matter. Put the chicken breasts in your pot (you'll need a large pot) and fill the pot w/ just enough water to where the chicken breasts are coverd and boil your chicken.
While the chicken boils, do whatever you want. :) lol...we watched Dr.
When the chicken is done, use a fork and take each breast out and place onto a plate & cut the chicken into small pieces of your liking and salt and pepper them, again to your liking. DO NOT DRAIN THE BROTH YOU MADE FROM BOILING YOUR CHICKEN. WE WILL USE IT :)Now take a bowl and put your cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (we did two cans b/c we used 4 chicken breasts) and 2 cans of milk and mix together. Pour that mixture into your chicken broth on the stove and bring to a simmer.Just leave it on the stove warming while you prepare the tortillas.
Next, take your package of torillas and cut them into vertical strips that are about 2 - 2 1/2 inches wide to where you get 4-5 strips per tortilla and then cut them all in half horizontally so you'll have 8-10 pieces per tortilla. Once you've cut up your package you will cover them w/ flour in a bowl; enough to where each piece of tortilla is dusted w/ flour. You can do that individually or all at once.
Bring your broth-cream of chicken soup mixture to a boil and start dropping your floured tortilla pieces into the chicken broth. We cut up the entire package but didn't use them all. You will have to gage on how big your pot is to where how many tortilla pieces you use. I think we had about 8 full tortillas instead of 10. I am using my Paula Deen pot so I don't have to worry about them sticking but depending on "non-stick" your pot is, you will have to stir them to insure they do not stick to the pot. Once the NOW dumplings are able to be cut w/ bein gummy or doughy then they are done. Now drop your cooked chicken pieces into the pot and stir until it's mixed well and...

~God bless & look for more recipes to come! :) Easy meatloaf, poppyseed chicken, potato chip chicken...MUCH MORE,

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Bekah, That looks wonderful! I can taste them already! It was SO good meeting you in person on Saturday! Hope we can get together sometime!