Chicken and Dumplings

Serious comfort food!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 3 qt. plus 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 Tbs. fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs. fresh parsley finely chopped


  • In a large pot, combine stock, carrots, celery, onions and parsley, maintaining a minimum depth of 4 inches of liquid for the dumplings to float in.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • To make the dumplings: Sift the dry ingredients together. In a small bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, milk and herbs; add to flour mixture.. Stir just until dough holds together. Using a tablespoon, form dumplings and drop into boiling broth.
  • Cook 15 minutes.