Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

This chicken stew is one of my favorite stews, as it's loaded with flavors from some of my favorite veggies -- mushrooms and peppers. Normally, this recipe is made with herb dumplings, but I decided to try Bobby Flay's dumplings for the Food Network Chef's Cooking Challenge.


Chicken Stew with Dumplings - Adapted from Mom

2 C carrots, sliced
1 C onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1/2 C celery, sliced
2 cans (14oz) chicken broth
1/3 C flour
1 lb. chicken breasts, shredded
1 large potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
3/4 C frozen peas
1 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 C milk

Bobby Flay's Dumplings - Modified from Bobby Flay

1 C milk
4-5 T butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C flour
2 eggs

Begin by cooking chicken breasts in a little water in a crockpot. Cook on high for 1-2 hours, or on low for 2-4 hours. Remove chicken from the crockpot and allow it to cool before you shred it! Remove excess liquid from the crockpot.

Place carrots, onion, bell pepper and celery in the crockpot. Stir in all but 1 C chicken broth. Cover and cook on low in the crockpot for 2 hours.

Then, stir in the flour into the remaining 1 C chicken broth until smooth. Stir into the slow cooker. Then, add peas, chicken, mushroom and potato. Season with spices. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or until veggies are tender.

When veggies are tender, stir in milk before beginning to prepare the dumplings.

To make the dumplings, bring the milk and butter to a boil in a small saucepan.

When boiling, remove the pan from the heat, and add the flour immediately.

Then, add in the eggs and salt, stirring to make a sticky dough.

Drop the dumplings into the soup and turn the crockpot up to high.

Simmer the dumplings in the soup uncovered until the dumplings rise. .... Slight problem... mine didn't rise. :(

It was still tasty... but the dumplings didn't turn out the best. Maybe Lucy had better luck.....

This post is also linked to Crockpot Wednesdays and Soups, Salads and More at the Krazy Kitchen. 


  1. Sorry to hear the dumplings didn't rise, hmm wonder why? But either way it still looks delicious!

  2. This is definitely soup and stew season:-)

  3. I love stew, in fact I am having beef stew for dinner tonight! You did not specify if the flour was to be all-purpose or self-rising. Dumplings won't rise if you use all-purpose flour without adding a rising agent such as baking powder or baking soda. Just a suggestion for you to think about. :)

  4. I love dumplings, sorry to hear that they didn't rise. GREAT!!! recipe for the fall. Geri

  5. Oh my that looks delicious!!!

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment my way! I appreciate you taking the time out to say hello! :)

  6. Sorry the dumplings didn't rise! It still looks like it was really good. I agree with Emily, I think you needed some sort of leavening agent to get them to rise correctly.

  7. Well regardless it looks like great comfort food to me :0)

  8. Too bad they didn't rise! Looks yummy though despite not being a big fan of dumplings.

    Thanks for stopping by! The pull apart rolls were yummy along with my chicken pot pie tonight! :) I made 2 dozen rolls out of a 2 lb loaf recipe. I even ended up with some for the freezer which makes them double good! :)

  9. Hi--the oatmeal muffins were a big success! Thanks. I'll be making them again.

  10. How strange that they didn't rise! It still looks amazing! I'm going to be putting this on my menu for next week!

  11. I am making Chicken and dupmplings tonight - I didn't see this one from Bobby Flay so am not making this recipe. Stews are such comfort food! Thanks for playing along! Can't wait to see what you cook for next week~

  12. Sorry about the dumplings not working out! At least now you can say you tried this recipe, even though it doesn't match up to your herb ones. The rest of it looks so creamy and delicious, though! The perfect meal for a chilly fall day. I also love that it's a crockpot recipe.

  13. What an awesome comfort food for this time of year! We appreciate your sharing this recipe with us over at OuR KrAzY KiTcHeN.

  14. I found you through the Krazy Kitchen. I'm trying this one out this week, yum!

  15. Great post, as usual!

    I've nominated you for a blog award---keep up the good work!


  16. I'm bookmarking this...thanks! I will probably add more of the veggies I like and leave a few out. I hope that it doesn't change the soup/stew too much.


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