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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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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious & you make the dumplings the way I grew up knowing what dumplings looked like. Mu husband grew up with dumplings looking like square noodles. - 5/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful--real comfort food that has all the veggies and dumplings too! Thanks for sharing!!!! - 5/30/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Will keep this recipe!!! - 5/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds incredible, and low in calories too. It will be on my "New Recipes to Try" list for next week. - 5/30/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my mouth is just watering while reading the recipe,can´t remember the last time i had dumplings,thouigh we call them dough bouy´s because they are made from a dough and flot on the stew like a bouy on the water.i would give 10 stars if i could.thanks. - 5/30/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Another one to try! This one sounds both new and delicious! - 5/30/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will definately give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing - 12/4/08

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  • This is a great recipe that is really adaptable - I made it with left over Thanksgiving turkey. I would recommend either upping the chicken stew part or halving the dumplings. My husband loved it, too. - 12/3/08

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  • Recipe sounds great! Having read the comments so far, I will try it with extra veg. and 1/2 of the dumplings. Thanks for the recommendations. - 11/27/08

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  • Yummy! - 11/26/08

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  • This sounds really good, although I think I would add a few more veggies & spices. Thanks for sharing. - 11/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This goes into my recipes to try-Looks great and I'm especially curious about the cornmeal dumplings! Thanks for posting. - 11/26/08

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  • The recipe sounds really good to me and I think I will try this using some of the leftover turkey from THanksgiving and change up some of the spices, add other vegetables, too. - 11/26/08

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  • Saved it in my cook book - 11/26/08

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  • I am not really a stew eater but this one sounds worth trying. - 11/26/08

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  • I make something similar but I add spices to the dumpling mix as well. - 11/26/08

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  • One of my absolute favorites! I love, love, love this recipe! - 11/26/08

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  • Having read the comments so far I am inspired to try this, with extra veg. Need the dumpling for the comfort sensation!! - 11/26/08

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  • i will try it with some changes to the flavors . will see about the dumpling amount. - 5/30/08

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  • I didn't care to much for it. I couldn't taste the chicken. And the dumplings just were bland. Unless you bite into one that wasn't cooked all the way through and this it tasted bad! I mean, it was ok over all, but I wouldn't make it again. - 2/7/08

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  • I added extra celery, onion and some cabbage (at the same time as the peas). It was very good, but I agree about the dumplings. I would only make 1/2 of the dumpling recipe. I would also add more broth. Very good, tho, especially on a cold, winter day. - 12/31/07

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  • Exceptionally delicious for a healthy meal. Very filling. Would add more stew and less dumplings, but overall wonderful. Made the house smell great too on a cold winter day. - 12/18/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love anything with chicken!! - 11/27/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fantastic - 11/26/07

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  • without the bones to add flavor to the broth, I think it would be pretty bland and seems kind of shy on veggies also to flavor the broth. I'm not used to having veggies in with my chicken and dumplings. That's more of a chicken pie thing, but this sounds worth making. - 11/26/07

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  • I thought this was very bland. Made up quickly. I liked the corn dumplings but there were too many for the amount of chicken. Would make it again, add more veggies, more spices. - 6/5/07

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  • This was quick and easy - didn't need quite as much cooking time as called for. The kids would have preferred white flour in the dumplings and there were too many for the amount of chicken. I would make half as many but make more veggies too! - 5/31/07

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  • I like this dish, but do not put the basil in it. Really comforting! - 3/13/07

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