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Louie's Chicken and Dumplings

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My husband, Lew, loved this easy meal. He died May 9, 2011. Lew loved chicken and anything chocolate. Dinner was on the table at 6 p.m. every night, unless we were in Europe or visiting.

Ingredients

2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
1 cup baby carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onions
5 cups chicken broth mixed with 5 cups of water
1 fresh garlic clove
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 1/4 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup milk

Instructions

Combine chicken breasts, carrots, celery, onions chiken broth, water, garlic, bay leaf, salt, thyme, pepper and lemon juice in a large kettle; bring to a boil. Stir, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove chicken breasts. Set aside. Bring broth to a boil. Mix Bisquick mix with milk. Drop by spoonfuls onto boiling stew. Reduce heat. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover. Cook 10 minutes longer. Makes 10 dumplings. Add diced chicken before serving.

Gerie Wilson, Moline



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