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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 300.3
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.5 mg
  • Sodium: 351.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g

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Yosemite Chicken Stew & Dumplings


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Introduction

Skinless chicken is the basis of this delicious stew with cornmeal dumplings made with low-fat milk. Skinless chicken is the basis of this delicious stew with cornmeal dumplings made with low-fat milk.

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken meat, cut into 1" cubes
    • 1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 package frozen peas
    • For the cornmeal dumplings
    • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
    • 3/4 cup sifted whole wheat flour
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

For the stew:

1. Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, salt, pepper, cloves, bay leaf, and water in a large saucepan. Heat to boiling; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook about 1/2 hour or until chicken is tender.

2. Remove chicken and vegetables from broth. Strain broth.

3. Skim fat from broth; measure and, if necessary, add water to make 3 cups liquid.

4. Mix cornstarch with 1 cup cooled broth by shaking vigorously in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

5. Pour into saucepan with remaining broth; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened.

6. Add basil, peas, and reserved vegetables to sauce; stir to combine.

7. Add chicken and heat slowly to boiling while preparing cornmeal dumplings.


For the dumplings:

1. Sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Mix together milk and oil. Add milk mixture all at once to dry ingredients; stir just enough to moisten flour and evenly distribute liquid. Dough will be soft.

3. Drop by full tablespoons on top of braised meat or stew. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Reduce heat (do not lift cover) to simmering and steam about 20 minutes.



Yield: 6 servings--Serving size: 1-1/4 cup stew with 2 dumplings





TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just to start let me say that I LOVE chicken soup in any form. I substituted low fat, reduced sodium chicken stock for 1/2 the water, 2 bay leaves instead of one, a package of frozen mixed veggies instead of peas, and made Heart Healthy Bisquick dumplings. I LOVED THIS!!! - 6/5/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to give this a try! My husband doesn't like peas, so will subsitute with corn, and add in the calories for that instead....haven't made Dumplings ...so hoping I don't have a problem making them. Thanks! - 5/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was simply delicious. I was actually looking for a chicken and dumpling recipe, but this was even better. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made it tonight for supper...great taste, I wish I would have read the reviews to know to cut back on the dumplings. I will add more chicken broth next time as there was little 'gravy'. Thanks for sharing ! - 11/30/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    IT was very bland. Definately needed more flavor. It wouldn't thicken so I ended up adding double the starch to thicken it up more. Still it was pretty watery. Too many dumplings isn't bad, but the cornmeal dumplings just didn't mesh well with this recipie even though I love cornbread! - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. The Dumplin's make it high on Cholesterol. One could use the bag noodles that have no egg yolks in replacement for Cholesterol intake on this one. - 5/30/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and thought this was just ok. The stew was good, but not very thick and the dumplings were dense. That may just be the nature of the cornmeal. I also thought it had a lot of steps and took a long time to make. - 12/7/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good, but needs improvement. Add a clove or two of minced garlic to the start, and sautee. Also, maybe use skinless/boneless chicken thighs. That might make it more rich, and not too much more fat. Also cut the dumplings back by a third. Could even use a can of ff. broth to help w/flavor. - 5/30/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not turn out at all well... very bland, too many dumpllings, too many peas.. just no flavour overall - 11/26/07

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  • I added two cubes of chicken boullion (for flavor) and a pack of mushrooms to the recipe, and it was great! - 12/3/12

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  • So good and filling. After reading some of the other reviews, I made half of the dumpling recipe and it turned out great. I was unsure about using cornmeal but it gave the stew a really nice extra flavor. This will be a good camping recipe, looking forward to making this over an open fire. - 9/26/11

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  • This stew was delicious I added potatoes and peppers. - 4/18/11

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  • i use non-dairy milk, 2% - 3/1/11

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  • I used rosemary instead of bay. It was tasty but the dumplings were dense.
    yummy non the less!! - 1/19/11

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  • Going camping - so look forward to making this!! - 8/17/10

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  • The taste was bland and, unfortuntately the dumplings did not come out right. They separated and instead thickened the stew. In the end though, the taste was good after shaking it up a bit. I will make again because I like stews and soups but I will use an alternative for the dumplings. - 12/1/09

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  • Not as flavorful as I had hoped and somewhat dry. - 11/4/09

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  • I must agree that there was a poor ratio of dumplings to stew. I'll make adjustments next time. That said...even my picky hubby liked it! :D - 10/27/09

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  • I liked this dish, definitely comfort food. I made 1/2 of the dumplings. My package of peas may have been too big, thought there were too many peas - size of package was not listed. I did think it was a bit bland and needed more spices - 9/23/09

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  • I thought it was pretty good. I think I messed up on the dumplings but the rest of it was really good. - 7/8/09

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  • The stew is like all chicken stew, needs more spices to add flavor. But the dumplings are great. My hubby(being an old time German) loves drop dumplings. - 6/12/09

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  • Wrong kind of dumpling for us, but liked the stew - 6/10/09

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  • Loved this dumpling recipe! Thanks for sharing it! - 5/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    WOW ! - 5/30/09

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  • I liked the dumplings the best. - 5/30/09

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