Dumplings with Chicken Recipe
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Dumplings with Chicken Recipe

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Willa Govoro of Nevada, Missouri shared her treasured comforting main-dish classic. The recipe’s a real keeper, so we pared it down to make it perfect for a pair. Enjoy!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • GRAVY:
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2/3 cup gravy and 2 dumplings equals 536 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 1,128 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Directions

  1. Coat chicken with flour. In a large saucepan, brown chicken in oil. Add celery, carrot, parsley, salt, garlic powder, thyme and pepper. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and vegetables to a serving dish; keep warm.
  2. Set aside 1/4 cup broth; cool. Bring remaining broth to a simmer. For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in egg and reserved broth just until moistened. Drop batter in four mounds onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Remove dumplings and keep warm.
  3. For gravy, transfer 1-1/3 cups broth to a small saucepan (save remaining broth for another use). Bring to a boil. Combine the flour, salt and water until smooth; stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken, vegetables and dumplings. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Dumplings in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2/3 cup gravy and 2 dumplings equals 536 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 1,128 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 47 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

This recipe has turned into one of my family's favorites. Everyone loves it in my family including my two picky kids, my husband, my brother, and my mom. I've edited the recipe by using cubed chicken rather than chicken breasts.

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

This recipe was easy to make and sooooo good too. I had never made dumplings from scratch before. They turned out perfectly. I will definately make this again; and again.

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