Friday, January 30, 2009

The Chicken and Dumpling Sundae



Is it a sundae? "No." Is it Chicken and Dumplings? "N0." IT'S A CHICKEN AND DUMPLING SUNDAE! Eat this and prepare to be spoiled rotten by the ultimate comfort food. During the winter months, I'm all in to the one-pot wonder meals. This Chicken and Dumpling recipe is rich, warm, creamy, chunky, savory and simple. Hold the applause for the fantastic plating and presentation. (Actually, this came out of necessity due to picky eaters.)


The Chicken and Dumpling Sundae

4 boneless chicken breast
32 oz less sodium chicken broth
5 garlic cloves
4 carrots, cut in to chunks
1/2 onion, grated
1 tablespoon McCormick's Worcestershire pepper
1 tablespoon butter
juice of 1 lemon
4 cups hot water with 1 tablespoon chicken soup base
3 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup half-n-half
Dumplings
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
salt to taste
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar

(1) Bring chicken broth, water and chicken soup base to a rolling simmer. (2) Add Chicken and garlic, poach until cooked thoroughly. Cool chicken and slice. Remove garlic and smash and return to broth (3) Add chicken, carrots, grated onion and simmer until carrots are cooked. (4) Add pepper, grated onion, butter and lemon juice. (5) Mix the flour and half-n-half and add the broth to thicken. (6) Gently mix all dumpling ingredients and form small dumplings. Drop in simmering broth and cover. (7) Cook dumpling for 15 to 20 minutes. No Peeking!!

Some recipes are worth repeating and I guarantee this is one of those. This will be on your menu time and time again. Of course, you don't have to serve this Chicken and Dumplings in a sundae cup. I did this for my nieces and nephews. For your ladies luncheon, ladle it in to soup bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley. I have served this with a white wine fruit Sangria, a loaf of fresh baked bread and homemade butter to rave reviews.
It's okay. Admit it, you want your Chicken and Dumplings served in a sundae cup!!!

7 comments:

  1. Cute. I've done this with shaved beef and mashed potatoes, always a crowd pleaser!

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  2. how cute are you?! This is adorable! i hope those kiddos of yours liked it!

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  3. Great presentation for your chicken dumplings!

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  4. i had to show my mom your blog. she is drooling right now. we *heart* your sundae idea.

    can you come to my house and cook?

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  5. Yes, it's cute. But I think you may be a bit presumptious in stating that "you want your Chicken and Dumplings served in a sundae cup!!!"

    If I served that to my New Joisy boyfriend, I would probably be feeling a lot of pain, and I mean physical pain.

    But still I love your site.

    Jerzee Tomato,
    BOARD MATRON, Serious Eats website

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