Yosemite Chicken Stew and Dumplings
|Serving Size||1¼ cup stew with 2 dumplings|
|Total Fat||5 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Skinless, boneless chicken meat, cut into 1-inch cubes||1 pound|
|Onion, coarsely chopped||½ cup|
|Medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced||1|
|Celery, thinly sliced||1 stalk|
|Black pepper to taste|
|Ground cloves||1 pinch|
|Dried basil||1 teaspoon|
|(10 ounces) frozen peas||1 package|
|Yellow corn meal||1 cup|
|Sifted all-purpose flour||¾ cup|
|Baking powder||2 teaspoons|
|Low-fat (1%) milk||1 cup|
|Vegetable oil||1 tablespoon|
- Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, salt, pepper, cloves, bay leaf, and water into a large saucepan. Heat to boiling; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about ½ hour or until chicken is tender.
- Remove chicken and vegetables from broth. Strain broth.
- Skim fat from broth; measure and, if necessary, add water to make 3 cups liquid.
- Mix cornstarch with 1 cup cooled broth by shaking vigorously in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Pour into saucepan with remaining broth; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened.
- Add basil, peas, and reserved vegetables to sauce; stir to combine.
- Add chicken and heat slowly to boiling while preparing corn meal dumplings.
- Sift together corn meal, flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- 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.
- 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 for about 20 minutes.
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