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Fast & Easy Chicken Stew with Dumplings

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray

Fast & Easy Chicken Stew with Dumplings Recipe

This light chicken stew makes good use of leftover chicken or turkey. It goes together in a flash, and is wonderful topped with dumplings.

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7 to 8 generous servings


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  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and/or cooked; or a mixture of cooked peas and carrots



  1. To make the stew: Melt the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour; cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the broth 1/2 cup at a time, whisking it into the flour and butter to prevent lumps. When all the broth has been added, add the thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Simmer the sauce for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, then stir in the chicken and vegetables. Keep the mixture at a low simmer while you make the dumplings.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. To make the dumplings: Place the self-rising flour in a bowl. Whisk in the chives or parsley.
  6. Whisk together the buttermilk and egg, and add all at once to the dry ingredients, along with the melted butter. Stir until evenly moistened.
  7. To assemble: Scoop the dumpling batter onto the simmering filling, using a muffin scoop or 1/4-cup measure. Leave some space between the dumplings; they'll almost double in size as they cook. Put the lid on the pan, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve hot.