Chicken and Parmesan-Parsley Dumplings with Swiss Chard

Chicken and Parmesan-Parsley Dumplings with Swiss Chard

Recipe Rating: 3.55619
Serves 8
Parmesan-and-parsley dumplings simmering in rich chicken stock help thicken this sauce. If you don't have the time to make your own stock, use two pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts simmered for a half hour in three quarts of chicken stock. Just dice the chicken breast when cooked, and save the broth for the body of the dish.
  • 1 whole chicken fryer (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 4 cups Swiss chard, stems removed, rinsed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
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Place the chicken in an 8-quart stock pot, and add 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the pot, reserving the stock. There should be about 14 cups of stock remaining. Allow the chicken to cool at room temperature until it's cool enough to handle. Discard the skin; remove all of the meat from the bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.

To prepare the Parmesan-Parsley Dumplings: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese, salt, pepper and half the parsley. Stir in the egg, mixing well. Slowly incorporate the milk into the mixture, stirring to make a dough.

Bring the reserved stock to a boil. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red chile flakes. Simmer the stock for 10 minutes. Add the cooked chicken. Using a spoon, scoop up the dumpling dough into walnut-size pieces. With a spoon, carefully lower each piece of dough into the simmering stock. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes; do not lift the lid. The sweet potato and dumplings will slightly thicken the stock as they cook.

Stir in the Swiss chard, disturbing the dumplings as little as possible. Cover; simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chard is wilted. Garnish with the remaining parsley.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 370 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 105mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 39g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 32g protein.
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