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This recipe for old fashioned, homemade, easy chicken and dumplings from scratch is so simple and delicious, it will instantly become a family favorite! It's the very definition of comfort food.

2-1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 medium onion ( chopped )
1-1/2 stalks celery ( chopped )
3 medium carrots ( peeled and chopped )
1-1/2 c peas
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
4 c chicken broth
1/3 c heavy cream
6 Tbsp salted butter ( melted )
1 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
1/2 c parsley ( roughly chopped )
1/2 c all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Dumplings:
1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c heavy cream
1 Tbsp unsalted butter ( melted )
Pinch of salt
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Nutritions

Calories
1568

Sodium
1999mg
83% DV

Fat
92g
142% DV

Protein
73g
146% DV

Carbs
96g
32% DV

Fiber
14g
59% DV
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Savory Purple Yam Samosas

Samosas are healthy little pastry pockets of potato and peas flavored with Indian spices. However, this recipe adds a few ingredients from Chinese cuisine. You can also add some diced carrots and tofu for a samosa that is packed with flavors. Chopped cilantro would be good in this dish as well. Also, a good teaspoon of lemon juice or orange juice will create a wonderful flavor fin these purple yam samosas.

3/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
6 tbsp butter
9 tbsp water
1 1/2 pounds purple yam
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn kernels
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 ounce Onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp chile powder
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
10 ounces chicken breast
24 ounces Canola oil for frying
1 bay leaf
1 tsp peppercorns
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  1. To make the dough: Mix salt and flour in a food processor.
  2. Incorporate the butter until crumbs have formed.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of water until you can form a ball.
  4. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
1212

Sodium
584mg
24% DV

Fat
92g
142% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
39g
13% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV
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Easy Chicken and Dumplings is full of flavor, and quite comforting. Boneless chicken is simmered in one pot with celery, peas, carrots, and onion with savory seasonings and topped with fluffy biscuit type dumplings. This is definitely one of those meals that you just want to eat while you snuggle on the couch in front of a fireplace on a cold fall or winter day. This recipe is made in one pan and makes just the right amount for two people for lunch, dinner, or date night.

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