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Chicken and Dumplings


Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6
Calories 367 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast or thighs Cut in chunks
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup (40grams) all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 -1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (may omit)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Dumplings (biscuits)

  • 1 1/4 cups (150grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tablespoon (7.5grams) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5grams) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5grams) salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon( 7.5grams) Sugar (optional)
  • cup (75grams) unsalted butter, (cut in chunks)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

  2. Quickly cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blend or by hand or until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs,this might take about 3-5 minutes.

  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add buttermilk and stir with until it forms a rough ball , do not over mix. Add chopped parsley, gently mix. Let it rest in the fridge while you make the chicken filling .

  4. Heat oil in a skillet, stir in the chicken , cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Add minced garlic, stir for about a minute, followed by chopped onion , celery , thyme and bay leaves . Saute until onions is wilted – about 4 more minutes.

  6. Add butter , then gently add flour, while stirring ; cook for 1 minute.

  7. Pour in   about ½ cup chicken stock or broth stirring to prevent lumps. Slowly add remaining chicken broth, a little at the time, you do not want the mixture to form any lumps , bring to simmer then turn down to medium so it simmers gently and thickens about 12 -15 minutes .stir in vegetables, add cayenne pepper , if desired and nutmeg. 

  8. Remove dumplings from the fridge , then scoop the dumplings mixture and add to the the Skillet – about 3 tablespoons or divide into 8-10 portions. Leave some space between the dumplings as it cooks , cause it doubles in size.

  9. Place skillet in the oven and bake  at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes, or until slightly brown and dough is cooked through. After about 15 minutes, during the cooking process you may use a toothpick to test if the dumplings are fully cooked.

  10. Remove from the oven, and scoop a dumpling and a portion of the filling onto each serving plate. Serve hot.