Catholic Recipe: Chicken Stew with Dumplings
This rich stew topped with dumplings is a definite comfort food.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over chicken, coating well. Heat butter or margarine in large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add onion, sauté until tender about 5 minutes. Remove onion; reserve. Add chicken; brown slowly on all sides. Return onion to pan. Add water and Ac'cent*; simmer, covered, 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is almost tender. Add carrots, onions, and peas; simmer 15 minutes longer. Drop dumpling dough on stew by rounded tablespoonfuls, being sure each spoonful rests on piece of chicken. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cover; cook 10 minutes longer. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*About Ac'cent: This is a form of monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is supposed to intensify flavor, but unessential in any recipe. Some people also have allergies to this ingredient.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965