Thursday, January 26, 2012

Clean Chicken and Dumplings

Introducing the ultimate clean comfort food. Nothing sounds less healthy than chicken and dumplings, but I'm here to save the day! Actually, Tiffany at the Gracious Panty is the true brains behind this recipe, I just made a few alterations to make this recipe "lean and clean". Original recipe can be found here.

Ingredients:

For Dumplings:
2 cups oat flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp evoo
1 cup unsweetened almond milk 

For Stew:
3 large carrot sticks, chopped
4 large celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
5 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp marjoram
4 chicken breasts, chopped into squares
2 tsp olive oil 


Directions:

1. Add chicken broth, water, marjoram, and garlic powder to a large pot and bring to a slow boil.
2. In a saute pan, add celery, carrots, onion, and olive oil and cook until onions are translucent
3. While veggies are sauteing, combine all dumpling ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix with wooden spoon.
4. With broth boiling, add chicken, veggies, and dumplings and cook until chicken and dumplings are cooked through, or about 15 minutes. [To create dumplings form balls by using two spoons, and then carefully drop them in the boiling broth. You don't want to use your hands because the raw dumplings are very sticky] 

I thought I was going to have to hide this from B he liked it so much. He has been asking for a chicken pot pie recipe, and this is as close as it has come.. so far. When I was eating this I actually had to stop and ask myself if this is really clean, but sure enough it is! Let me know if you try it :)

8 comments:

  1. MMMM YUMMY!! Chicken and dumplings :). Hmm can I trust myself to NOT eat all the dumplings LOL! This used to be one of my FAVORITE meals along with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and country gravy (not all at once). WOW right. How many dumplings and servings does this make?

    Oh and BTW thank you for answering my ?'a yesterday. It did help however, I am one of those STUBBORN people who don't always listen to reason.

    Super glad I found this sight and Thank you for all the time and energy you put into it. I have tried alot of your recipes and so far they have all been fantastic! Keep up the good work (my tummy appreciates it hehe). Have a great day!

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  2. I always thought that making dumplings was very complicated. I never thought it could be made with such simple recipes. I make my own oat flour using my coffee grinder, hopefully that will work too.

    Good looking recipe. Will be bookmarking it.

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  3. This looks so good!!! I found your blog through WIAW and am in love. Keep up the awesome blogging girl!

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  4. I just made this tonight, so good!

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  5. Just made these!! AAAMAZING!! Love your blog girl. You truly are an inspiration. Keep these recipes coming. Cannot wait to try some others.
    Have a blessed day!!

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  6. OMG! Made this last night...to die for seriously delish! Your recipes are my go tos when I am in a pinch!! Thanks :-)

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  7. So I don't know if I did something wrong, but everything was going good, but my dough for the dumplings was not thick at all, so there was no way that they were forming into balls. I have a melon baller, so I used that to drop the dough into the broth. Instead of forming into balls, it just broke up and mixed in with everything else. Ended up just being extremely thick, with no dumplings. I followed the recipe exactly, but something went wrong. Any ideas?

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  8. I made this recipe today and it was a hit with my husband...the fussy eater. My batter was a bit liquidy, therefore, I added a bit of flour and it was perfect. Thank you for your healthy recipes.

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