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Chicken And Dumpling Soup

Ingredients
For the chicken:
  Chicken breasts 3 Pound
  Yellow onion 1 , quartered
  Carrots 2 , chop
  Celery stalks 2 , chop
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Fresh cracked pepper To Taste
For the soup:
  Yellow onion 2 Large, dice
  Celery stalks 6 , dice
  Carrots 6 Medium, dice
  Garlic cloves 3 , dice
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 96 Ounce
  Bay leaves 3
  Flour 8 Ounce
  Unsalted butter 8 Ounce
  Sweet peas 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Hominy 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tobasco 4 Dash
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Lea and perrins sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Sage 2 Tablespoon, chop
For the dumplings:
  All purpose flour 1 Pound
  Baking powder 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon, chop
  Fresh scallions 2 Tablespoon, chop
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. For the Chicken: In a pot of boiling water, add the chopped onions, celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper.
2. Then, add the chicken breasts to the water and poach on high heat until completely cooked.
3. Once cooked, chop the chicken breasts and set aside.
4. For the Soup: In a large pot on high heat heat, add olive oil and cook onions, celery, carrots and garlic until caramelized.
5. Add in the chopped chicken into the pot along with the chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
6. In a small pan, add flour and butter and whisk together to make a roux.
7. When the soup starts to boil, whisk in the roux to thicken the soup.
8. Once thick, add in sweat peas, hominy and simmer for 20 minutes on medium-low heat.
9. Finish with salt, pepper, tobasco,
9. For the Dumplings: In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, parsley, scallions and milk and mix lightly.
10. Drop 1 ounce portions of the dough from a spoon into the soup and simmer for 5 minutes on each side until cooked through.

SERVING
11. Ladle into bowls, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
20

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