Healthy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


For Stew:

1 lb. chicken, skinless, boneless, cut into 1-inch cubes
½ cup onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon salt
to taste black pepper
1 pinch ground cloves
1 bay leaf
3 cups water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 package (10 oz.) frozen peas

For Cornmeal Dumplings:

1 cup yellow cornmeal
¾ cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup lowfat milk
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil



To prepare stew:

1. Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, salt, pepper, cloves, bay leaf, and water in large saucepan. Heat to boiling. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.

2. Remove chicken and vegetables from broth. Strain broth.

3. Skim fat from broth. Measure and, if necessary, add water to make 3 cups liquid.

4. Add cornstarch to 1 cup of cooled broth and mix by shaking vigorously in jar with tight-fitting lid.

5. Pour mix into saucepan with remaining broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid comes to boil and is thickened.

6. Add basil, peas, and reserved vegetables to sauce. Stir to combine.

7. Add chicken and heat slowly to boiling while preparing cornmeal dumplings.

To prepare dumplings:

1. Put cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt into large mixing bowl.

2. Mix 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.

3. Drop by full tablespoons on top of stew. Cover saucepan tightly. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to simmering, and steam for about 20 minutes. Do not lift cover.

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1¼ cups stew with 2 dumplings

Each serving provides:

Calories: 301
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 471 mg
Total fiber: 5 g
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Potassium: 409 mg

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Visit the NBCAM site to get more information and valuable free resources for patients, families and friends.

Top 5 Easy Chicken Dinners

 Halloween Ideas and Recipes

 Halloween is the fun holiday, dressing
 up and candy are the main attractions stress, all play and chocolate!
 Use our ideas and recipes so
 this Halloween you can feel like
 a kid again while giving your
 own kids lasting memories!

Halloween Ideas

Halloween Recipes

Homemade Costumes

Halloween Parties

Haunted Houses

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Games

Halloween Facts

Halloween Crafts

Family Recipes

Get Organized


From budget worksheets to housecleaning schedules (and everything in between),
our free checklists will help you stay organized and stress-free.

Free Printable Checklists