After Christmas dinner, many of us have leftover turkey or chicken. I actually had deboned my turkey after Thanksgiving and froze a bag of cubed meat. While writing a scene in my novel, my heroine made turkey and dumplings and my mouth started watering. So here’s today’s post and recipe.
Turkey and Dumplings
1 to 2 cups turkey or chicken
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 14.5oz can of chicken broth or your own stock
Add whatever vegetable you have on hand or prefer. For time and ease, I usually toss in half a bag of mixed frozen vegetables, but canned works too. Some veggies I end up freezing from our garden instead of canning, such as butternut squash, broccoli, etc.
Add broth until the top of your vegetables and meat are covered by a half-inch or so. Bring to a low boil.
Dumplings (the original recipe was half this, but I love dumplings & always doubled it, so I rewrote it this way)
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil
Mix dumplings and once vegetables are cooked half way, drop dumplings by the spoonful on top of your soup-dough will be sticky. Low boil for 10 minutes with the lid on, this will cook the top of the dumpling. Then, simmer for 10 minutes with the lid off.
Hope you enjoy. Some recipes are classics and I love imagining the pioneers sharing the same dishes we still enjoy today. A lot of my recipes are shared by characters-here’s my molasses sugar cookie recipe.
What’s your favorite leftover recipe?