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Sunday Chicken Stew

I love this recipe because I can prepare the veggies the night before and, in the morning, brown the chicken and assemble everything in the slow cooker before I go to church. I can spend time with my family while Sunday dinner cooks.—Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 6 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil; remove and keep warm. Gradually add broth to the skillet; bring to a boil.
  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the carrots, celery and onion; sprinkle with rosemary. Add the chicken and hot broth. Cover and cook on low until chicken and vegetables are tender and stew is bubbling, 6-8 hours.
  • Remove chicken; when cool enough to handle, remove meat from the bones and discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and return to the slow cooker. Stir in peas.
  • For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and rosemary. Combine the egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto simmering chicken mixture. Cover and cook on high (do not lift the cover while simmering) for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 420 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.

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