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Lately the world, or at least mine, has just been a little crazy. A Boundless Place, Pamela Stockwell’s debut, was exactly what I needed.
A quiet novel, full of characters dealing with real grief, it reminded me of other heartwarming books that I have loved. While reading, the book offered me a similar feel to At Home in Mitford, with a little more edginess (aka tragic character pasts).
The author, Pamela Stockwell, provided her personal recipe for chicken and dumplings to be featured here on Book Club Bites.
I’ve tried a lot of chicken and dumplings and, let me tell you, these rank at the top. The chicken, long-simmered, creates a flavorful, rich broth that makes a huge difference in this dish.
The result is a hearty soup, layered with flavors, and topped by cooked-to-perfection dumplings.
A Boundless Place is the first novel I’m featuring for Book Club Bites’ collaboration with The Best of Women’s Fiction podcast and Hasty Book List. You can hear more about Pamela Stockwell’s inspiration for A Boundless Place on the podcast: HERE.
And you can read the complete post on A Boundless Place and lots of extra content in my post about the novel: HERE.
Keep reading for the easy and delicious recipe for Chicken and Dumplings that Pamela shared!
Other Southern Food Ideas:
Throughout the book there are a number of neighborhood parties, which provide good options if you are looking for other Southern dishes. Since this novel was set in South Carolina, there were plenty of southern dishes. Nick’s arrival brings Italian into the mix as well.
Here are a few of the food ideas from the pages of A Boundless Place:
- Pimento cheese sandwich and pepperoni and mushroom pizza after Mrs. McCabe comes home from the hospital
- Lemonade and cookies when Tommy works on Mrs. Mccabe’s yard
- Fried pork chops and gravy and green beans after Mr. Pritchard gets Sadie
- Lunar Landing Party – green bean casserole, potato salad, Nick’s pasta salad, deviled eggs, hamburgers, hot dogs and peach ice cream
- Mrs. McCabe’s birthday – bruschetta, antipasti skewers, stuffed mushrooms, Italian burgers, and cupcakes (Italian)
- Nick cooks dinner for Violet- Osso buco with risotto and salad (Italian)
- Violet cooks for Nick – chicken and dumplings
Pamela Stockwell was kind enough to share her chicken and dumplings recipe. And, let me tell you! I have had a lot of chicken and dumplings and, as simple as this was, was SO delicious.
Even my husband (who prefers dough dumplings over biscuit dumplings) loved this. It’s sure to be a smash at your house!
A few tips for cooking Chicken and Dumplings:
Here are a few tips for cooking chicken and dumplings.
- I prefer to remove all skin on my chicken so that the broth isn’t too fatty. But that is a personal preference.
- If you are in a hurry, two chicken breasts, two thighs, and two drumsticks will work instead of a whole chicken cut into pieces.
- Spoon the dumplings by 2 tbsp size or smaller as they will expand with cooking.
Chicken and Dumplings Recipe:
Chicken and Dumplings
- 1 dutch oven
- 1 cut up whole chicken 3 to 3 1/2 lb
- 1 small onion sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cups water
- 2 1/2 cups Bisquick™ Original Pancake & Baking Mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- Parsley flakes for garnish
- Paprika for garnish
- Place chicken (remove giblets) in 4-quart Dutch oven along with onion, parsley, salt, pepper and water. Cover; bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 2 hours or until juice of chicken runs clear and chicken is at least 165°F.
- Remove chicken from Dutch oven. Strip the chicken from the bone and return the chicken to broth. Heat the broth to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Lower to medium low heat and cook about 20 minutes or until hot.
- In medium bowl, stir 2 1/2 cups Bisquick™ mix and the milk with a whisk or fork until soft dough forms. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot broth. Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley and serve.
More Fun from Pamela Stockwell:
Would you like to credit someone besides yourself for the recipe?
Just my mom!
Good food and a good book go hand-in-hand. What is your favorite food to enjoy while reading?
Wine and cheese
Did you sample any interesting food while researching this book? Or experience anything exciting while researching?
I researched but didn’t sample the risotto Nick makes. Perhaps I should!
(If you’d like to make risotto, check out this yummy version on Book Club Bites!)
Find Pamela Stockwell
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Have you read A Boundless Place? What did you think? Did you try this recipe for Chicken and Dumplings? Let us know your own variations on Chicken and Dumplings!
Until next time, Happy Reading!
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