best thing i've made in a good while: chicken + dumpling soup. i used whole grain spelt flour for added health & flavor plus homemade turkey broth gifted from a friend. delish! x

my recipe:

8 C stock (i used 4 C turkey broth & 4 C water)
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, minced
1 C chicken, chopped (i used organic free-range chicken thighs)

- heat stock on med-high til almost boiling, turn to med & simmer
- add veg and cook until tender
- add chicken, cook until done (5-8 min for raw)
- make dumplings while veg & chicken cook

4 T butter
2 eggs
1/2 C flour (i used whole grain spelt)
1/4 C parsley, minced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C minced onion

- cream butter in a bowl with the back of a fork
- beat in eggs (mine never really mixed thoroughly, but that was fine)
- stir in flour + parsley + garlic + onion + s&p
- stir in hot stock (1 T at a time) until soft
- drop in 1 T dumplings, cook until set, approx. 5-10 minutes (scoop batter with a tablespoon, immerse spoon into stock to set batter a bit, then scrape off with another spoon. if your dumplings break up a bit, don't fret.)
- remove cooked dumplings to a plate until ready to serve

- taste soup, season with s&p
- add dumplings back into soup
- ladel soup in bowl, top with chopped parsley + squeezed fresh lemon + grated parmesan



ashley said...

oh my goodness, YUM! I am totally going to make this ;)

Various Projects said...

oh, do! it's so good and filling.

Rebekah Miles said...

Me too, I'm making your chicken and dumplings!

Various Projects said...

i hope you will all tell me how they've turned out! crossing my fingers it wasn't a fluke! :)