Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings


To speed up the prep of this chicken stew recipe, we call for leftover chicken and frozen veggies. This hearty stew becomes a meal in a bowl once topped with homemade cornmeal dumplings.

Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings pot with wood spoon
Photo: Andy Lyons
Start To Finish Time:
40 mins
6 cups


  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth

  • 1 10 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 cup frozen small whole onions

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh basil, oregano, or dill; or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, oregano, or dill, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup milk

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup cubed cooked chicken or turkey or two 5-ounce cans chunk-style chicken or turkey

Cornmeal Dumplings

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • dash ground black pepper

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, frozen vegetables, onions, water, dried herb (if using), salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring to boiling.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine milk and flour; stir into vegetable mixture. Stir in chicken. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in fresh herb, if using.

  3. Drop dumpling mixture from a tablespoon to make 4 to 8 mounds on top of the bubbling stew. Simmer, covered (do not lift cover), over low heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean.

  4. Makes 4 servings (about 6 cups)

Cornmeal Dumplings

  1. In a medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour, shredded cheddar cheese, yellow cornmeal, baking powder, and black pepper. In a small bowl combine beaten egg, milk, and cooking oil; add to flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
21g Fat
46g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1045mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 333.2mg 26%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 571mg 12%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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