Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chicken and Dumplings

I didn't plan it on purpose, but 3 nights this week we're having soup for dinner. Must be the cooler weather we've been having. I found this recipe at Downright Delish. So easy and so good! I added half a bag of egg noodles to make it a little heartier since Derek isn't a huge soup fan; but he loved this!

Chicken and Dumplings

1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded or chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
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1 TBS Olive oil
2 Bay leaves
1 tsp fresh thyme
5-6 cups chicken broth
1 heaping TBS flour
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1 cup flour
1/2-3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp Garlic salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 TBS fresh chopped parsley or 1 1/2 tsp dried

1. Heat 1 TBS olive oil over medium high heat in large saucepan. Add carrots, onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper and saute 6-8 minutes until softened. Add minced garlic and stir. Add 1 TBS flour and stir to coat veggies and cook 1-2 minutes to brown flour.
2. Pour in chicken broth and add bay leaves. Add chopped chicken. Turn heat down to medium and let simmer 15 minutes and then remove bay leaves. Add fresh thyme.
3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, garlic salt, pepper. Add buttermilk and parsley, stir until dough comes together. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into broth, no bigger than a heaping tablespoon so the dough cooks through. Using spoon push dumplings down into broth to cover the tops briefly. Cover soup and cook for 5 more minutes until dumplings have puffed and cooked through. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve!

1 comment:

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

Yum. I've always wanted to make Chicken and Dumplings. I'll have to give this one a try. Fun recipe blog!!