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Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

February 09, 2017

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Does the thought of making chicken & dumplings from scratch intimidate you just a little bit? It shouldn't. It's really one of the easiest things to make. With VitaClay, it's just that much easier, and the texture is amazing. Flavors and nutrients are preserved, and everybody's happy.

Whether you have never had chicken & dumplings before or you have been missing Grandma's famous recipe, you are going to love this.

Ingredients for Home Made Chicken & Dumplings in VitaClay:

  • 2 cups broth
  • ½ t dried thyme
  • 3 Tbutter
  • 1 ½  lb dark chicken meat, cubed
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled & cut
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 ¾  t baking powder
  • ½ c + 2 Tmilk
  • 10 oz peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 T chopped dill
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Home Made Chicken & Dumplings in VitaClay:

  1. Add butter and 1/8c broth to VitaClay pot
  2. Set to "fast" setting (1hour) and allow to heat up
  3. As it heats, add carrots, onion and thyme, stirring
  4. After a couple of minutes, add ¼ c flour and stir until it thickens (about 30  seconds)
  5. Add the rest of the broth and stir
  6. Add chicken, then cover and allow to cook for about 20  minutes

For the dumplings:

  1. Whisk the rest of the flour(¾ cup), baking powder, ½ t salt, and dill   together
  2. Stir in½  c milk until it forms a batter Uust a little thicker than pancake  batter)
  3. If it looks too thick, add 1-2 T more milk and stir in
  4. Add the peas to the clay pot
  5. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the liquid, spacing them so they don't stick together
  6. Cover and finish the cooking cycle, about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked tender and dumplings are firm
  7. Serve in bowls, sprinkling with dill and/or parsley to garnish

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