1.10.2011

easy chicken stew with herbed dumplings

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What to do with leftover rotisserie chicken?? Throw together a nice comforting pot of chicken stew with dumplings, of course! This recipe is so versatile, you can throw in any combination of veggies you have on hand. I happened to have potatoes, carrots and peas. You can also throw in onion, corn...even broccoli, whatever floats your boat, really. The dumplings are super easy, too. I added dill to mine but you can use thyme, rosemary, basil...

This recipe is very adapted from a cool blog I discovered over my weekend called Po' Man's Meals. You should check it out, it has so many money saving recipes and tips.

Easy Chicken Stew with Herbed Dumplings
by theUngourmet ~inspired by Po' Man's Meals

3 tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, minced
3 large carrots, diced
1 large potato, diced
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried parsley
1/3 cup flour
1 qt chicken stock
3 cups roughly chopped rotisserie chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 package buttermilk ranch dressing mix (about 1 tbsp and organic if possible)
3/4 cup flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
cracked pepper
1/2 cup milk

In a large stock pot over medium heat, add butter, garlic, carrots, potato, bay leaf and parsley. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper. Add the 1/3 cup flour, stir until vegetables are evenly coated. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Add the chicken, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, combine dill (or other dried herb), dressing mix, 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Stir until combined. Drop tablespoons of dumpling batter into the pot, spacing evenly. Cover pot tightly and reduce heat to low, steam dumplings for 20 minutes. Add the peas and cook about 3 minutes until heated.

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Yum! Such a cozy meal. Eat a big bowl in front of a warm fire with a nice glass of wine. A perfect end to a cold winter day!

Stay tuned for a yummy Orange Poppyseed Scone recipe! :0)





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31 comments:

BarbaraJean said...

Yum! I just printed the recipe. Going to give it a try soon! Wish I had the fire to go with it.

MaryMoh said...

Love the chicken stew. Would be so comforting in this cold weather. I have never tried such dumplings. Look very delicious with the stew. I must try one day. Thanks very much for sharing.

bellini valli said...

When I was a kid my mom served up chicken stew from a can. I must admit it was one of favourites and if it were still available I would still have it my cupboards...so thanks for the recipe Kim.

doggybloggy said...

at the ripe old age of 17 this is the very first dish I learned to make that was outside of my normal comfort zone and I am glad I did since it enlarged my comfort zone - funny thing is I probably havent made it in just as long - this looks so good and warm and incredibly tempting.

Claudia said...

This is a creamy broth! Now - that coomforts! Dumplings elude me - mine are always too heavy. I adore them and and dream of them and they are perfect for the stew.

doughmesstic said...

Great idea for leftover chicken! I make dumplings pretty often, but yours look like they pack a real punch of flavor with the herbs. Gonna have to try that! (Maybe tonight - it's so cold here today!)

Abby said...

I love recipes like these! Ultimate comfort food especially in cold weather.

Joanne said...

I love finding recipes that are tough enough to withstand whatever veggies I happen to have hanging around. You never know what's going to turn up in your fridge, after all! This sounds so comforting!

Kristin said...

That's my kinda winter meal!

Randi Troxell said...

oh this sounds marvelous for a cold day...!

Megan said...

Sounds like perfect snowstorm food... and we're about to get another big one!

teresa said...

oh man, we're probably going to spend the day tomorrow snowed in, so this looks perfect with a mug of cocoa. i love those herbed dumplings, delicious!

Bridgett said...

Definitely cozy! I will make this for the family as my husband adores dumplings. Thanks for sharing.

5 Star Foodie said...

Perfectly comforting and delicious! I like the herbed dumplings addition here!

Kim said...

I'm always trying to think of ways to use up rotisserie chicken, so much so that I actually made a list of ways just yesterday. I'll have to add this one to the list. It looks like a real family pleaser. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy a bowl of this!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, this looks delicious!! I want to give this a try too! I love chicken stew. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Jill said...

OH...this looks WONDERFUL.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this sounds so delicious! i love dumplings and this is a must try for me. thank you for sharing this.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been craving chicken pot pie all day. This isn't helping.

Erica said...

This looks rich and comforting!!!The kind of food for this cold weather!

RSA Online said...

This is the perfect way to combat this snowstorm weather!

Velva said...

Oh yes! This would warm me up! Love it!

Mother Rimmy said...

I love rotisserie chickens. The flavor would make this a fantastic soup!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love that this uses rotisserie chicken! It looks like comfort food to me. Yum! :)

Stella said...

Whoa, that is some perfect looking chicken n' dumplings, Kim! I used to love this dish when I was little. And I made a vegetarian one this week too-so weird. I have to admit that yours looks better than mine. Yum!!!

Monet said...

Hi Kim! What a wonderful way to battle the cold. I know that I have been craving soups and stews all week. There is nothing better than throwing a dumpling in too! Thank you for sharing! I hope you are having a terrific Thursday!

Jeannie said...

I love the idea of having dumplings in your soup...sounds so delicious:D Can imagine how tasty that stew is, my dog just loves it when I roast a chicken cos she gets all the bones for dinner:D

Juliana said...

Kim, this chicken stew looks delicious, so rich in flavor...absolutely comforting :-)

tsteele999 said...

I made this tonight, stuck pretty close to the recipe except for low sodium chicken broth. I used a store bought rotisserie chicken and used the white meat, I pulled off the rest to use in something else. My daughter said there were too many peas. Thanks for the nice dinner.

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com said...

made this tonight..SO good...accidentally forgot to add the peas at the end (4 kiddos yelling and crabby!) but it was still delish! thanks for sharing! :)

uijoonbug said...

I made this a few weeks ago and it has become my FAVORITE chicken soup ever! I even made some today for a work potluck and made a vegetarian version based on the same method with vegetable broth and everyone loved it! Such a great recipe that I have shared with everyone I know.

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