Chicken and Dumplings Part II
As promised, here is the Chicken half of the Chicken and Dumplings recipe. See my earlier post on how to make dumplings.
Ingredients: 1 whole chicken cut up, 1/4 c plus 2 T vegetable oil, 1/4 c flour, 1 T sage, 1 chopped onion, 1 stalk chopped celery, 1 T parsley, 1 t marjoram (or preferred spice), 1 t pepper, 1/2 t salt, 2 quarts chicken broth (or water)
Pour the 1/4 c oil into a pot over a medium heat. Add 1/4 c flour and make a blond roux – takes about 5 minutes. Then add the onion, celery, parsley, and marjoram. Sauté until the vegetables are soft – about 5 minutes.
While the chicken is simmering, make the dumplings. After 45 minutes, add the dumplings by tablespoonfuls to the chicken stew.