Chicken & Cornmeal Dumplings
Combine carrots, celery, corn, onion, garlic, rosemary and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Top with chicken. Pour broth over mixture in cooker.Advertisement
Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 5 to 5 1/2 hours.
If using Low, turn to High (or if no heat setting is available, continue cooking). Transfer chicken to a cutting board; cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, cut chicken off bones; discard bones. Chop chicken; return to mixture in cooker. Combine milk and flour in a small bowl; mix until smooth. Stir into mixture in cooker.
Prepare dumpling dough: Stir together 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and dash salt in a medium bowl. Combine 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon fat-free milk and 1 tablespoon canola oil in a small bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
Using two spoons, drop dough into four mounds on top of hot chicken mixture. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. (Do not lift cover during cooking.) If desired, sprinkle each serving with coarse pepper.
Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Equipment: 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker
2 1/2 starch, 2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 vegetables