Thursday, November 12, 2009

Low carb veggie chicken and dumplings

Let me attack the dumplings first. I have a cpl options for you.

1. Just a tip -- if you're making just enough for one sitting and you are in need of a quickie short-cut, get yourself a pkg of ww tortillas from the store. Cut them in half, and then cut them in strips. Drop the strips into boiling broth and they will plump up just like dumplings! FYI, the "dumplings" will dissolve into the broth after an hour or so when you reheat it, there will be no more "dumplings". Just know the broth will be very thick! :) Add as many strips of tortillas that you think you'll eat at that one meal and add them right at the end.

2. Low carb bread mix for the bread machine (carbolite or ketogenics). In small bowl mix 1 beaten egg with 2 Tbs heavy cream and 1/4 cup of additional water. In a large bowl, empty bread machine mix and add egg/cream mixture and stir. Continue adding water a little at a time until you have a stiff but moist dough. Drop by 2 Tbs size "dumplings" into bubbling broth, keeping dough balls separate in the broth until each rises and forms. Once all dough is into broth, cook an additional 5 minutes and serve in big bowls with your chicken mixture. This recipe yields 8 servings; about 6 carb grams per serving.

The Chicken Sauce

1 qt no-chix broth (I like the taste of the Imagine brand)
1 c water
1/4 c butter
1/4 c finely-chopped onion
1/4 c finely-chopped carrot
1/2 c finely-chopped celery
1/2 c chopped fresh mushrooms
salt, to taste
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1 pinch sage
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 cup diced cooked veggie chicken or turkey

Add all ingredients ,except the chix, to large soup pot and allow to boil until onions, carrots, celery and mushrooms are semi-soft. Add diced chicken or turkey and boil an additional 10 minutes.

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