Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chicken'n'dumplins ala Jessica Simpson


I was watching Rachel Ray a while back. . .her talk show, not that cooking one, I'm not lucky enough to have the Food Network. *sobs*

Anyway, she made these chicken and dumplings that were so easy! (and by she, I mean Jessica Simpson was on the show, and SHE made them for Rachel) I had to give them a try. Plus I had everything on hand, which is great. and of course, I added stuff to make it more suitible for my house.

You'll need:
  • 1 can cream'o'chicken
  • rotisserie chicken--shredded
  • cheese, grated or sliced
  • chicken broth
  • crescent rolls
The ingredients are pretty flexible, so you can make as many, or as few as you feel like. I did a 8x8 pan, made about 5.

Roll out your rolls, pile on some of your shredded chicken, and cover with some cheese. I did slices, but next time, I think I'm going to mix grated cheese in with the chicken. The sliced made it kind of hard on this next step.

Fold the dough around everything, forming pockets. Because I had rectangle slices of cheese, I ended up with rectangle pockets. This is why I'm grating the cheese next time.

Spoon the can of cream'o'chicken soup over everything. if you're doing a larger pan (9x13) you'll want to have two cans. Or maybe 1 can cream'o'chicken, and 1 can cream'o'mushroom. Then pour around 1/3-1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Just enough to give some moisture in there. Sprinkle with some pepper. Then, since you'll probably have some of the dough left over, cut it into strips and layer it across the top, making a little pie crust looking top.

Bake it at 350degs F for about 20 minutes or so. . .just long enough to get everything all heated up.

  • 1 can cream'o'chicken soup
  • 1 can crescant rolls
  • shredded rotisserie chicken
  • chicken broth
  • cheese
Roll out your crescant rolls, pile some chicken, and then some cheese inside. Fold up and make little pockets. They don't have to be pretty, or even have everything sealed up inside. Place the pockets in the pan and cover with the cream'o'chicken soup, then pour about 1/3-1/2 cup chicken broth over everything. Season with pepper. Take some of your leftover rolls and cut until strips and lay across the top. Bake at 350degs F for about 20-25 minutes, or until everythings all heated up.

Here's the link to the Rachel Ray segment: Jessica Cooks With Rachel


  1. Sounds yummy...another good cream 'o chicken recipe to try!

  2. Now THAT is some kinda interesting! I've never seen this done this way - bet it was delicious! Was it Jessica Simpson's recipe?

  3. yeah, she made it on the show. . .it was pretty, um, interesting to watch her cook. She was really laid back, like "Just throw it in the pan, it doesn't matter what it looks like" I'll have to go find the link and post it here

  4. Hmmm, this looks easy enough but I'll have to go shopping--darn. I am so sorry you don't get the food network. That probably what we watch the most!! I think you're right about the shredded cheese, seems it would make assembly even easier just to have it mixed with the chicken. Then my kids could probably handle the assembly! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very interesting...I'll bet it IS good.

  6. I made this tonight... it was DELICIOUS!!! DH said it was "definitely a keeper" and gave me a high five.


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