Friday, February 26, 2010

Chicken and Dumplings

I have been dreaming about the chicken and dumplings from my Dad's old restaurant.  On Tuesday I was able to make dinner for Erinleigh, George and Richard from this recipe that I got from  Of course I changed it up, but just a tiny bit to use up what I already had at home.  It was a bit healthier than what the restaurant was (I'm just guessing) but it was all I remembered them to be and more.

Chicken and Dumplings

1 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 large carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2/3 cup smelt flour
32-ounce reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pre-cooked & diced
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
Corn Starch & Water (if necessary to thicken)

For Dumplings:
1 cup smelt flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup lowfat soymilk
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in carrots, celery, onion, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Stir in peas and the chicken. Slowly add chicken broth in a little at a time.  Bring to a simmer, stirring often.  If necessary, add corn starch to thicken.

To prepare dumplings:

Stir the milk and lemon juice together, let sit for a few minutes.  Stir smelt flour, all-purpose flour, poultry seasoning, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk mixture.

Drop the dough, 1 tablespoon at a time, over the simmering chicken stew. Adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook undisturbed until the dumplings are puffed, the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.


No Drama Mamma said...

Yum! I'm gonna have to try that recipe! I'm guessing I can use rice milk instead of soy milk.

No Drama Mamma said...

I made this the other day and LOVED it! So good! I just posted a link to it on my blog too. Thanks for the recipe!