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Hearty Chicken And Dumplings

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Ingredients
  Chicken thighs 4 , skinned
  Chicken drumsticks 4 , skinned
  Fat free less sodium chicken broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced celery 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sliced carrot 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dried thyme 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dumplings 12 Ounce (1 frozen package , such as Mary B's)
  Light butter 2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; partially cover. Reduce heat; simmer 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a large bowl, using tongs; cool slightly.
2. Bring broth to a boil. Separate frozen dumpling strips; break each strip in half. Add dumplings to broth, 1 at a time, stirring often to prevent sticking. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones; cut meat into bite-sized pieces.
4. Add chicken, butter, and pepper to dumpling mixture; stir well to combine. Simmer 10 minutes, covered, or until dumplings are tender.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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