May 1, 2012

Chicken and Dumplings

Yep, another stew/soup. I know you are quite possibly sick of these, but honestly guys, how easy is stew? One pot, delicious easy eating, what could be wrong? This is... not as simple as some other Chicken and dumpling recipes I've used, this is more along the lines of I guess you could say "gourmet" chicken and dumplings.

2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 c flour
1 whole chicken cut into pieces, OR several bone in chicken thighs
Salt and Pepper
3 carrots finely diced
3 celery stalks finely diced
1 medium onion finely diced
1 tsp dried thyme
6-8 c chicken broth
1/2 c apple juice, or apple cider
1/2 c cream (optional)

1 c Bisquick
1/3 c milk
Paprika to sprinkle over top

In a large pot over medium low heat melt butter and oil. Add carrots, celery, and onion and saute until softened. Add in flour and mix well, cook for about two minutes. Add thyme, and pepper. Add chicken broth and apple juice. Stir well, no clumping wanted. Add chicken pieces, bring to boil. Boil 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Then pull it out, shred the chicken and remove all bones and nasty stuff. Add back into the pot. At this point your soup should be thickened nicely. Turn down the heat a bit you want a gentle simmer. Mix together your dumpling ingredients. Drop by spoonful in small amounts on top of the simmering liquid. Sprinkle with Paprika and cover. Let cook 5-10 minutes until the dumplings are cooked through.


Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and Dumplings
Sauteed down
Chicken and Dumplngs
Everything else in the pot
Chicken and Dumplings
Dumplings in.

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