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Chicken with Herb Dumplings

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

There are foods I will always associate with my childhood. Chicken with dumplings is one of those dishes. I can remember watching my Mother spooning the dumpling batter over the simmering pot of chicken and vegetables. She’d cover the pot and wait. When she uncovered it the dumplings had puffed up and pretty much covered the whole dish. It was magical to me. The dumplings were so tender and light. I can’t make this dish, all these years, later without thinking of her.

 

  Chicken and Herb Dumplings

1 T. oil
1 (3 lb.) broiler, cut into pieces
salt and pepper
flour for dredging
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
3-4 potatoes, cut into chunks
2-3 c. chicken stock
1 t. each marjoram and thyme
1 c. buttermilk baking mix
1/3 c. milk
2 t. fresh parsley
2 t. snipped chives or green onions                                                                                                1/2 t. red pepper flakes
Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and dredge pieces in flour. Heat oil in large skillet and brown chicken pieces on all sides. Remove chicken pieces and sauté onion until tender. Add carrots, potatoes, broth and chicken to skillet and cook, covered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle herbs over the chicken. Combine baking mix with milk, parsley, chives and red pepper flakes and spoon batter in skillet in 8 mounds. Cover and cook over low heat 20 more minutes. Serves 4.

Turkey with Herb Dumplings

Turkey with Herb Dumplings

Turkey with Herb Dumplings

I have been using up stuff from my freezer and I came across a turkey thigh. I usually just roast it, but wanted to do something different. Been thinking comfort food lately so I went with turkey and dumplings- adapting a dish I would normally make with chicken. The end result was really wonderful.

Turkey with Herb Dumplings

1 turkey thigh

1 large onion, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

4 carrots, peeled and chopped

3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

4 c. turkey stock

4 T. flour

salt and pepper to taste

1 c. baking mix- like Bisquick- I make my own

1/2 c. milk

2 T. chopped green onion

1 T. chopped parsley

1 t. dried basil

In Dutch oven or large pot brown turkey thigh. Add the vegetables and brown them, too, turning to prevent burning. Add stock, cover pot, and simmer until turkey is tender, about an hour. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the turkey thigh and cut the meat off the bone. Return the turkey meat to the pot. Combine flour with some cold water or more stock until smooth. Add to the pot and stir well. Mixture will thicken. Meanwhile combine baking mix with milk and herbs. Drop dumpling batter by tablespoonfuls over the turkey mixture in pot. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and cook until dumplings are cooked, about 20 minutes. To serve place some of the turkey and vegetables with sauce in serving bowls and top with dumplings. Serves 6.

Spoon dumpling batter over turkey mixture

Spoon dumpling batter over turkey mixture

Dumplings will puff up when cooked

Dumplings will puff up when cooked