Chicken & Dumpling

Ingredients :

*FOR CHICKEN:

° 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts &/or thighs, trimmed & cutting to 1 1/2-inch piece

° 1/2 c flour

° 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

+FOR THE SAUCE:

° 2 tablespoons of butter

° 2 carrots, peel and diced

° 2 stalk celery, diced

° 1 onion,

° 2 bay leave

° 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

° 2 cloves of garlic, minced

° 5-6 cups of chicken broth

° 1/2 cup heavy cream 

°  1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed

+FOR THE MEATBALLS:

° 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

° 2 teaspoons of yeast

° 1/2 teaspoon of salt

° 3/4 cup buttermilk

° 2 eggs

° Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Derictionts :

In bowl, season the chicken with salt and pepper and toss with 1/2 cup flour. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until outside is browned, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium and add the rest of the olive oil and the butter. Add carrots, celery and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, thyme, bay leaves and chicken. Bring to a boil, then stir in the cream and peas and season to taste with salt and pepper.Meanwhile, prepare the meatballs: In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Add buttermilk and eggs and stir until no raw flour remains. Drop the dough by tablespoons into the simmering broth, leaving them a little space to swell. Cover, reduce heat and simmer gently until meatballs are puffed and chicken is cooked through, about 15 min.

Enjoy!

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