Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings




There's something about these colder months that just scream slow cooker. When we're too busy to spend time in the kitchen and too cold to eat anything else, a warm, slow-cooked meal just makes you feel good. I discovered this recipe for chicken and dumplings a couple months ago and am a huge fan. The dumplings add a great texture to the tender meat and vegetables.

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings
Adapted from Diabetic Living
Yield: 4 servings
Time: 8 hours

INGREDIENTS:

2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 chicken thighs or chicken breasts, skinned
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 recipe cornmeal dumplings (see below)

DIRECTIONS:

In a slow cooker, combine carrots, celery, corn kernels, onion, garlic, rosemary and black pepper. Top with chicken and pour broth over mixture. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

If using low heat setting, after 8 hours, change to high heat setting. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let sit until cool enough to handle. Remove bones if necessary and chop chicken. Return to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine milk and flour until smooth. Stir into mixture in the slow cooker.

Using two spoons, drop Cornmeal Dumplings dough into flour mounds on top of hot chicken mixture. Cover and cook about 30-45 minutes more, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a dumpling comes out clean. (Do not lift cover while cooking.) Sprinkle with coarse ground pepper and serve.


{Cornmeal Dumplings}

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons canola oil


DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, and canola oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir just until moistened.

4 comments:

SH said...

This looks awesome! My hubby and I would love this!

Sheree
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Michelle said...

This post makes me want to cry, looks so amazing! Wish I had a slow cooker!

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Laura Go said...

The slow cooker and my soup pot are my best friends during the winter months. I need to try this! delicious.
♥ laura
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Amanda k. said...

Yuuum! This looks so yummy and comforting.