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    Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    P4's Note:

    This dish isn't fancy, but it's so simple and so good on a cold evening. It's also very quick. My family and I prefer this over traditional chicken and dumplings.

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    • 3 1/2-4 lbs chicken, cut up and skin removed
    • 4 cups chicken stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
    • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced about 1 inch thick
    • 6 small white onions, peeled and halved
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 1 bunch kale, stems trimmed,leaves coarsely chopped
    • salt and pepper

    Cornmeal dumplings


    1. 1
      In a wide, deep pot, combine the chicken, stock and bay leaf- bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Skim the broth of any fat.
    3. 3
      Stir in the celery, carrots, onion and thyme.
    4. 4
      Contine to simmer over medium heat, partially covered, until the vegetables are tender (about 15 minutes).
    5. 5
      Stir in the kale.
    6. 6
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Dumplings: Mix the dry ingredients together, then cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly (a food processor makes this really easy).
    8. 8
      Add the milk and mix just until combined.
    9. 9
      Drop tablespoons of the dumpling batter in clumps over the top of the stew.
    10. 10
      Discard the bay leaf and thyme sprigs and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2004


      We loved this- great flavor, and really "warming". I liked it even better the next day as as the cornmeal from the dumplings thickens up the broth. This is just the kind of meal I like on a blustery day. The second time I made it I didn't have the kale, and I added some finely chopped fresh rosemary to the dumplings.We liked it that way as well. This is still really delicious just as posted. A definite keeper.

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    • on November 15, 2006


      Wonderful flavor! Even my super picky roommate liked it. He ate three bowls! I did add potatoes, because I'm Irish. Other than that I followed your recipe. Thank you for a great keeper! I can't wait to make it again once we get through the leftovers :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

    Serving Size: 1 (970 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 949.9
    Calories from Fat 431
    Total Fat 47.9 g
    Saturated Fat 15.9 g
    Cholesterol 209.3 mg
    Sodium 1094.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 68.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 11.6 g
    Protein 60.1 g

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