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Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings (Chinese Chicken Recipes) Low Carb



Servings: 8 | Preparation Time: 30 minutes


1 3-lb stewing chicken, skin removed (to yield about 1 1/2 lb of meat)

2 small onions, sliced

3 carrots. sliced

3 celery ribs with leaves

White pepper to taste

6 cups water

1 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup unprocessed, uncooked wheat bran

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp butter


Nutrition Facts



1 Starch

2 Lean Meat

1/2 Fat


Calories 216

   Calories from Fat 87

Fat 10g

    Saturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 69mg

Sodium 220mg

Carbohydrate 12g

    Dietary Fiber 3g

    Sugar 0g

Protein 21g

Cooking Methods

  1. Simmer the chicken, onion, carrot, celery, and pepper in the water until the chicken is done, about 1 1/2-2 hours.

  2. Remove the chicken from the broth.

  3. When it is cool enough to handle, bone the chicken and cut the meat into bite-size pieces. Set aside the meat and 1/3 cup broth.

  4. Combine the flour, 1/4 cup of the bran, baking powder, paprika and salt. Cut in the butter. Add the the 1/3 cup cooled broth to make a soft dough. Knead 3-4 times.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a surface covered with the remaining bran. Pat out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into squares or biscuits.

  6. Bring the remaining broth to a boil. Drop the dough, once piece at a time, into the boiling broth, gently stirring after each addition. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

  7. Serve the chicken in a bowl, topped with dumplings.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Serve this healthy nostalgic Chinese chicken recipes with fresh carrots, green beans or juicy, sliced tomatoes.



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