Chicken and Dumplings (comforting and healthy too)
1 lb chicken breast, George Foreman-ed and chopped
2 tbsp flour
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp thyme
3 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cornmeal
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp parsley
1/4 cup skim milk
First, I whipped out the trusty George Foreman.
I sautéed the carrots and celery with the oil and thyme for about 3 minutes. I then sprinkled 2 tablespoons of flour, and some salt and pepper over the top.
When the flour had browned a little I poured the chicken stock over the top, and added in the chicken. This simmered, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Or, however long it took me to make the dumplings.
I mixed together the flour, cornmeal, salt, parsley, and milk in a bowl and stirred until it resembled a dough. I then dropped teaspoon sized dumplings into the chicken stock. Dubiously, I put the lid on the pot, and walked away, to catch up on Glee, for about 10 minutes. But, I needn't have been dubious...because dumplings are like magic!
Those babies puffed up to little clouds of heaven, I proudly brought this to church to give to Matthew in between meetings. I declared, "it's good, I know because I taste-tested it".
Matthew hasn't come home yet, but I'm pretty sure no dumpling was left behind.