Chicken & Dumplings

  • Monday, November 19, 2012

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings
Ingredients and Preparation




Ingredients


Measures






Olive oil


2 teaspoons




Small white onion, chopped


1




Carrots, peeled and sliced


2




Garlic clove, minced


1




Dried thyme


½ teaspoon




Chicken broth


14 ounces (eg, a 14.5-ounce can)




Water


14 ounces




Low-fat cream of celery soup


1 10.75-ounce can




Chicken breast tenders, cut into 1” squares


¾ pound




Low-fat milk


1/3 cup




Egg


1




All-purpose flour


¾ cup




Baking powder


1 ½ teaspoons




Cornmeal


1 ½ teaspoons




Salt


¼ teaspoon




Freshly ground pepper to taste





Directions
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, garlic, and thyme, and sauté for 4-6 minutes, until onions are tender.
Add chicken broth, water, and cream of celery soup to vegetables and bring to a boil. Add chicken, stir, and boil for 10 minutes. Reduce to a simmer.
While soup is boiling, prepare dumpling batter by whisking milk and egg together in a medium bowl. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and salt. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and stir until moistened.
Drop half of batter, in tablespoons, into simmering soup. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes, until dumplings are done (they will be puffy and will float on top of soup). Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon and set aside. Repeat with second half of batter. (Makes about 12 dumplings.)
Serve soup over dumplings in shallow bowls and sprinkle with pepper.

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