Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wok's For Dinner: Chicken & Vegetable Stew With Parsley Dumplings

I first made this meal a couple months ago and it was an instant hit with the whole family, especially hubs who looooved the dumplings! I found the original recipe here at Here's the version I made:

Chicken & Vegetable Stew With Parsley Dumplings

4 chicken thighs, skin & bones removed (you can use these to make homemade chicken stock)
1 Tbsp olive oil
5 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 sweet potatoes, p4eeled and quartered
4 cups chicken broth (I used homemade chicken broth)
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 Tbsp softened margarine
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 6-qt Dutch oven. Add carrots, onion and celery. Stir and cook vegetables for about 5 minutes. Place remaining stew ingredients into Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings, mixing all dumpling ingredients in a medium bowl with a spoon. The batter will be a little sticky looking. Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot stew. I probably had about 10 mounds. Allow dumplings to cook 10-15 minutes. To check for doneness, split a dumpling in half with a spoon. The inside of your dumpling should be cooked through.

If freezing: Prepare stew as directed, excluding dumplings. Put the chicken & vegetables into a gallon-size freezer bag. Or try using a large disposable container, like Ziploc or Rubbermaid. I used a Ziploc container this time and it worked out good. Thaw 48 hours in refrigerator. On serving day, place stew into a 6-qt saucepan or Dutch oven and bring to a light boil. Meanwhile, make your dumplings and add to the stew once it reaches a boil. Cover and simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Don't let the stew boil hard and don't lift the lid. Serve.


  1. Earlier today my husband and I were reviewing the recipes on your blog for next weeks diners. He said...some chicken and dumplings would be good. Ask and you shall receive, right?

  2. This looks warm and hearty. I've been cold all day so I'm tempted by anything that will warm me up! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year and to invite you over for Crock Pot Wednesday. I hope to see you there this week.

  3. Heather, if the weather in your area is anything like ours (that is, cold!!) then the chicken & dumplings will definitely work!

    I do have a crock-pot meal coming up this week, so I'll make sure to participate in Crock Pot Wednesday! :)


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