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Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp pastured butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 lg carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp gluten free flour or arrowroot powder
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup whole milk or cream
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt for dumplings
  • 1 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp leaf lard or butter
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan melt the 4 tbsp of butter.
  • Add onion, celery and carrots and saute until soft.
  • Stir in flour (1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp), 1 tsp salt and black pepper and mix well.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  • Allow mix to continue simmering for approximately 10 minutes until mix begins to thicken.
  • Add chicken and ½ cup milk or cream and continue to simmer.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine sprouted flour (2 cups), salt and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  • With a pastry blender, mix in the lard/butter until well mixed.
  • Add milk and mix well.
  • Drop by spoonful into chicken mixture.
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes