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Chicken & Dumplings

This week’s featured recipe is one of my family’s favorite comfort foods for this time of year!  The classic taste of this old fashioned recipe evokes childhood memories of chilly days and warm kitchen aromas!  There’s just nothing quite like the delicious, wholesome flavors of this comforting Chicken & Dumplings recipe!  Hope you enjoy!  Please be sure to leave me your comments for this or other recipes on this site!  I’d love to hear from YOU!  Have a great week!  Lisa

Chicken & Dumplings

Yields 16

Delicious and soothing to the soul! This comfort food is outstanding!

30 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

For stock:
1 ½ lbs. split chicken breast (with skin & bones)
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 t. poultry seasoning
2 t. minced garlic
1 t. pepper
8 to 12 oz. egg noodles (optional)
4 to 6 quarts water
For Dumplings:
2½ c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1½ t. salt
3 T. dried, minced parsley flakes
6 T. shortening or butter
1½ c. milk or buttermilk

Instructions

  1. For stock:
  2. Place ingredients for stock in a Dutch oven, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken begins to fall off of the bone.
  4. Remove from heat and separate solid ingredients from stock through a colander.
  5. Return the stock to the Dutch oven.
  6. Let chicken cool enough to handle, then remove and discard skin and bones. Return chicken (bones removed) to stock and heat again to simmering.
  7. Add egg noodles at this point, if desired.
  8. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together dumplings.
  9. For dumplings
  10. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and parsley in a medium bowl and whisk together.
  11. Add shortening and cut in (with a pastry blender) until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  12. Add enough milk to make a sticky dough.
  13. Drop dough by the spoonful into the simmering broth.
  14. When all dough has been dropped into the broth, cover and continue to cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, until dumplings are cooked through.
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Hearty Cornfed Chili

Hey everyone!  Fall is creeping up on us here in the Midwest so fast!  Farmers are in the fields harvesting the crops and temps are starting to become cooler, especially at night!  I’ve been busy in the kitchen working on fall flavored goodies that I’ll be sharing with you soon!  Hint, hint…..mmmmmm is that pumpkin I smell?  But this week’s featured recipe will warm you up on a ‘chili’ fall evening!!!   Hearty Cornfed Chili comes together in a snap and will delight your taste buds with the savory flavors.  This chili is delicious the day you prepare it and re-heated the next day.  I have even frozen this chili in individual servings to send with my husband for lunch at work!  All in all, this chili is simple to prepare, delicious to eat and great to freeze for later!  Hope you give it a try!  And..be sure to drop me a line to let me know how it turned out for you!  Have an awesome week!   Lisa

Hearty Cornfed Chili

Delicious, hearty & filling! Sure to warm you on a 'chili' night!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 lbs. ground turkey or lean beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 T. canola oil
1 (14 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes (salsa style)
1 (14 oz.) jar medium salsa
1 (15 oz.) can light red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 ½ T. dark chili powder
2 t. light chili powder
1 ½ T. cumin
24 oz. jar vegetable juice
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in canola oil in large Dutch oven or stock pot.
  2. Add ground meat and cook thoroughly until no longer pink. Chop meat into fine pieces while cooking.
  3. Stir chili powders and cumin into meat mixture.
  4. Add tomatoes, salsa, beans and vegetable juice to meat mixture and stir to mix.
  5. Stir over medium heat until chili starts to bubble, then remove from heat.
  6. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.
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