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Chicken and Dumplings
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Chicken and Dumplings

This quick version of a southern classic uses store-bought gnocchi instead of the traditional dumplings. Serve with a tossed salad and multigrain rolls or your favourite buttermilk biscuits.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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  • Prep time 35 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 2 cups 2cupssodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1 1small onion, diced
  • 2 2ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 1large carrotcarrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1large parsnipparsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried thyme
  • 1 pkg (500 g) 1pkg (500 g)Gnocchi pasta
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfrozen peas
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In saucepan, bring broth and 1-1/2 cups water to boil. Add chicken; reduce heat, cover and simmer, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, reserving broth. Shred or chop chicken and set aside.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion and celery, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in carrot and parsnip; cook until carrot is slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Stir in garlic, flour and thyme; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in reserved broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in gnocchi, peas and chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, until gnocchi are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Turkey and Dumplings
Increase broth to 3 cups. Replace chicken with 3 cups torn leftover roast turkey, stirring in along with peas and gnocchi.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 518 pro 38g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 69g dietary fibre 6g sugar 13g chol 90mg
sodium 995mg potassium 642mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 10% 10
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