Chicken and Dumplings

Since I seem to be coming down with the crud, we decided to make some chicken and dumplings last night. While a bit on the bland side, for a simple throw together soup, it was great. The dumplings were very light and fluffy, and were great with the slightly thickened broth and chicken mixture.

1/2 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 clove of garlic
2 lbs chicken breast, cut into chunks
Broth, to cover

Saute veggies in some olive oil until translucent. Add broth and chicken. Bring to a simmer. Add herbs and pepper as desired. We let this simmer for an hour or so, then made a slurry of water and flour to thicken it a bit before making the dumplings.

Dumpling Ingredients
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp melted butter
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
Pepper, herbs to taste

Mix dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and milk and bring together. With the soup at a simmer, drop spoonfuls of batter onto the top of the soup. Cover and let cook, undisturbed for 15 minutes. Serve.

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