1/2cupLand O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oildivided (or salted butter- should have salt)
1large onionfinely diced
3celery stalksfinely diced
5medium carrotspeeled and finely chopped
salt and pepperto taste
4cupschicken stock make sure you use a flavorful one or add chicken bouillon cube to yours for additional flavor
For the Dumplings
1 1/2cupall-purpose flour
1 1/2tspbaking powder
2 1/2tbspLand O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oilmelted
1/3cupchopped parsley for garnish
For the Chicken
Add ¼ cup of the Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil to large pot over medium heat until melted.
Add onion, celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Cook until veggies get somewhat tender and soft, about 5-6 minutes then remove and set aside until later.
Melt remaining ¼ cup of Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil over medium-low heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk, allowing it to brown somewhat until it becomes golden brown, about 8-12 minutes.
Whisk in chicken stock (make sure you are getting the bits of roux stuck to the bottom of the pan too), turn heat back up to medium and allow it to get smooth then bring to a boil.
Add the shredded chicken and cooked vegetables to the pot and allow sauce to somewhat thicken. Taste for seasoning and add final salt and pepper to taste.
For the Dumplings
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and whisk together.
Next add in buttermilk, egg and melted Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil until just combined. The mixture should be thick.
Using a spoon, drop dollops of dough into the pot spacing out somewhat. They will stay on top and won’t sink. Cover the pot and reduce heat to low.
Allow dumplings to cook and puff up without lifting the cover for about 20 minutes, then test dumpling by cutting in half. The dough shouldn’t be raw. If it needs more time, cover with lid and allow to cook a bit longer.
Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with parsley to serve.
A super easy test for your dumplings is after the 20-minute cook time, cut into a dumpling and make sure the inside isn’t raw.