Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Night Specials

Since becoming a blogger I have found that I am experiencing a lot of firsts. Take for instance this recipe comes from an advertisement of a local grocery store HARMON'S your neighborhood grocer. See here in Utah we do not have a Trader Joe's. I don't believe I have ever had Chicken and Dumplings especially not like this recipe. Several times while I was making this recipe I said why am I doing this, but it all worked out in the end. The recipe calls for whole chicken parts. I choose to use boneless skinless breast because that is what I had on hand and less calories. The dumplings were very easy to make and they added texture and flavor.Harmon's Chicken Stew with Butter Biscuit Dumplings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ea onion- diced 1/2
2 ea carrots-diced 1/4
2 ribs celery -diced 1/2
1 lb chicken legs
1 lb chicken thighs
1 quart chicken broth
1 ea bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste

1 c unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup +1 tablespoon milk

In a stock pot, heat l tablespoon of the oil and lightly saute vegetables. Remove to a paper towel and add the rest of the olive oil. Brown the chicken pieces in 2 batches and remove the chicken. Add broth and scrape up any of the browned bits from the chicken. Add the chicken, vegetables, and herbs, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken and defat the broth. Drop in the dumplings and simmer 8 minutes. Divide the chicken and dumplings between 6 bowls and ladle the vegetables and broth over the top.

In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until crumbly, add the milk and stir with a fork until lightly moistened. Turn dough onto a floured board and pat the dough to 1/2 thick. Cut into 1" squares and cook as directed.

Start to Finish Time 1 hr 30 minutes


Mary said...

For a never done before meal this looks really good. Dumplings can be tricky. I know I have a problem getting them to cook through.

Barbara Bakes said...

I never noticed before that you lived in my state! I love Harmons!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Reminds me of my great grams chicken and noodles -YUMMY!

teresa said...

Mmmm, this looks so comforting and delicious!

Gianina said...

Thank you so much for the award!!! Sorry I didn't pick it up sooner! We've been painting the office and I've been without internet.
These chicken and dumplings looks absolutely delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so very delicious and so comforting. I have got to try this!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I was very happy to see this post. I've been searching online for a good chicken and dumplings recipe and found several "could be" recipes but not one that looked like "this is it". Thanks for posting.

Tami said...

Can I send my husband to your house for dinner the next time that you make this? hahaha

He loves dumpling but I can't seem to perfect a recipe for them. I might get up the nerve to try this recipe. It sure looks good!