#211 – Easy Chicken and Dumplings & Banana Bread Brownies

Consolidated Cooking Crave on Consolidated Channel 18

hosted by Laverne Diede & Rhonda Fitterer

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (10 ¾ oz.)
  • 1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped

In a large Dutch oven, heat broth, chicken, soup and poultry seasoning to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; return to low boil. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat each biscuit to 1/8 inch thickness; cut into 1/2 inch wide strips. Drop strips, one at a time, into boiling chicken mixture. Add carrots and celery. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasional to prevent dumplings from sticking.

Banana Bread Brownies


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray 9 x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Brownies: In a bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, and mashed banana; mix well. Gently stir in the salt and flour until smooth. Spread mixture into baking pan; bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Frosting: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and allow to cook until golden brown. Add the milk and brown sugar, stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar. Spread the frosting immediately over the cooled brownies.


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