Monday, November 24, 2008

Chicken Fricassee with Chive Dumplings

Don't eat this if you're afraid of calories!!

I did replace the milk with skim milk and the oil with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil in case you didn't know that!)

Chicken Fricassee with Chive Dumplings

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons paprika

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 ~ pound chicken, cut up (I used thighs, since that was all I had)

Shortening or vegetable oil

1 cup water

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Chive Dumplings (recipe below)

  • Mix 1 cup flour, the salt, paprika and pepper. Coat chicken with the flour mixture. Heat thin layer of oil in a 12-inch skillet until hot. Cook chicken until brown on all sides. Drain fat from skillet: reserve. Add water to chicken. Cover and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove chicken; keep warm. Drain liquid from skillet; reserve. Heat 3 tablespoons reserved fat in skillet. Stir in 3 tablespoons flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Add enough milk to the reserved liquid to measure 3 cups; pour into skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Return chicken to gravy.
  • Prepare Chive Dumplings; drop by spoonfuls onto hot chicken. Cook uncovered 10 minutes; cover and cook for 20 minutes longer.

Chive Dumplings

3 tablespoons shortening

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons snipped chives

3/4 cup milk

  • Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk and chives. Drop by spoonfuls onto hot meat or vegetables in boiling stew. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.
  • Makes 10 dumplings

Recipe says that it serves 8 and is around 460 calories!! This is a "once you start eating, ya can't stop" meal!! It is Oooooh So Yum!!!


Jacque Benson said...

Rhonda, this looks like THE perfect comfort food for a cold winter's evening.
I can't wait to try it!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Merrianne -AKA- Miss Pickle said...

oh wow! that looks sooooo delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kami said...

Oh man I really want some!

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