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Does old-fashioned chicken and dumplings bring back memories of dinners at your grandma's house? Try this low-fat recipe and start some traditions of your own.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Skin chicken. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine chicken, the 3 cups water, the onion, salt, sage, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Add celery, carrots, and mushrooms. Return mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts, 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks). Discard bay leaf. Using tongs, rearrange the chicken pieces so they rest on top of the vegetables.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare Dumplings. Spoon dumpling batter into six mounds on top of the chicken. (Do not spoon batter into the liquid.) Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. Do not lift cover while simmering. With a slotted spoon transfer chicken, dumplings, and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm.

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  • For gravy, pour 2 cups cooking liquid into a large measuring cup. Skim fat from liquid; discard fat. Pour liquid into the Dutch oven. Stir the 1/2 cup cold water into the flour; stir into the liquid in Dutch oven. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Serve gravy over chicken, vegetables, and dumplings.

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Nutrition Facts

322 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 29 g protein.

Dumplings

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moistened.

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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

01/04/2014
Lost this recipe years ago. So, so glad I was able to find it again. It is well worth the effort it takes to make. I also added a little parsley to the dumpling batter. Great finger lickin dinner to make on those cold winter Sunday afternoons.

Most helpful critical review

01/04/2014
Lost this recipe years ago. So, so glad I was able to find it again. It is well worth the effort it takes to make. I also added a little parsley to the dumpling batter. Great finger lickin dinner to make on those cold winter Sunday afternoons.
15 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 4 Rating Star 2
  • 0 Rating Star 2
01/04/2014
Lost this recipe years ago. So, so glad I was able to find it again. It is well worth the effort it takes to make. I also added a little parsley to the dumpling batter. Great finger lickin dinner to make on those cold winter Sunday afternoons.
10/26/2015
My family loves this meal! It is so easy to make and is perfect comfort food.