Zesty Chicken & Dumplings

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by DailyInspiration

Recipe is taken from my Food Writer's Favorites cookbook. Instead of traditional dumplings made from dough, this recipe calls for cut flour tortillas and adds a southwestern flavor to the sauce by adding cumin and mild green chilis. Sounds interesting!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Put chicken in a 3-qt. saucepan, add water and salt. Cover and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Strain broth and reserve. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove and discard skin and bones. Cut chicken into chunks and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a 3-qt saucepan. Add onion, garlic and cumin; cook, stirring until onion is tender. Stir in flour. Gradually add 3 cups of reserved broth (if necessary, add water to complete measure). Cook and stir until thickened and smooth. Add green chilies. Stir in half and half. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Add reserved chicken. Bring mixture to a simmer.
  3. Cut tortillas into 2x1 inch strips and drop into the simmering mixture. Cover and turn off the heat. Let stand, covered 15 minutes. Garnish each serving with grated Cheddar cheese.

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