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Bakin’ With Bacon At The Castle

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Saturday Greetings from the Castle !   Shakin’ the pots and pans in the kitchen am I !!

That’s what I do on Saturday morning – give our Castle Baconia Chef the day off and I whip up something special involving BACON for all of you………………….are you ready?   Have your pencil and paper ready?    If you are a bacon-maniac then you will make sure and try this one.   It’s got all the stuff to make a bacon lover (or just plain FOOD lover!) smile.

 

Bacon Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients:

3 slices bacon (I use five slices but that’s just me – you can use as much as you want!)

3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

1 onion, diced

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – diced

3 cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed

3 cups half-and-half (or light cream would also work)

1 1/2 cups biscuit mix (I use Bisquick myself!)

1 cup milk

Directions:

 

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside; reserve bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Add potatoes, onion and chicken to bacon drippings and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in chicken broth; season with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in corn, and simmer all together for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour in half-and-half and bring to a boil; add crumbled bacon. In a medium bowl, combine biscuit mix with milk and mix well (dough should be thick). Drop tablespoon sizes of dough into boiling mixture; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered, then another 10 minutes covered. (Note: Do not stir while simmering, or dumplings will break apart). Serve hot.

Are you salivating yet?   This is a doozy and really not a lot of trouble to make either!

Yep that’s what it is – YUMMY.    It’s great comfort food too.   Nothing wrong with eating comfort food – we do that a lot around the Castle.   The more comfortable the better.

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!

Now I believe now that I’ve shared my vast knowledge of “all things bacon” in the kitchen, I should go take a rest in my chambers…………my royal chair and crown await.   Please make plans to visit me again next week when I will have another delicious baconized recipe for you to add to your collection!

See you in the Castle Kitchen next week!!    Your King, Teddy