Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vegan "Chicken and Dumplings"

I love pot pie.  But they all have meat and are not very good for you.  But I love it so much that I try to make quick versions that don't work out perfectly.  I even buy boxed ones.

This dish is very similar to pot pie, and requires no baking!  This chicken/chickpeas and dumplings recipe came from the Peas and Thank You blog.

It comes together fairly easily, too!

Aromatics (carrots/celery/onion).  Ignore that arrowroot powder in the background!

Other ingredients... that bag of chips in the back was my cooking fuel... =)

Unlike last time, I managed to mix the cornstarch OUTSIDE of the pot, which meant no clumping occurred.  Score!

While the soup bubbled away, I made the dough/dumplings... sorry about the blurry pic here.  I was definitely in a hurry.

All you have to do is drop the dough by spoonfuls, and after 17 minutes (NO opening the pot!), you get this!  (there are those chips again!)

This was very flavorful, comforting, and filling!  It made great leftovers (the bottom pic is the soup the next day).  I would make this again... next time, not in the middle of summer! =P


  1. Sounds like a good alternative to traditional pot pies -- which I love!

  2. Just found your blog. The name makes me smile :). I love pot pies too. But youre right...all the ones you can buy at the store aren't really that great for you. I need to attempt making one again.

  3. Yummm!!
    And I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs cooking fuel ;)

  4. This looks amazing. I never do pot pie (I never think of it) but this makes me want to make one. Woo hoo!

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