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Chicken 'N Dumplings

Vegan MoFo: It's that time of year again! If you don't know what's up, allow me to give you a brief overview: short for the Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MoFo is an annual blogging event about all things vegan. Participants are given daily prompts and then post about it. If you need more info check out the MoFo website and get hip (click here and then come back). 
Today’s prompt: Winter warmer.

Chicken 'n Dumplings is a classic, cold weather, Southern comfort food that can feed the entire family on a dime. The dumplings feel like pillows in your mouth, the seitan is perfect, and the broth! Well the broth is so delicious it'll warm your soul and make your tummy sing. You ever seen a tastebud do the happy dance?

It's easy to make the dumplings from scratch. All you need is some flour, baking soda, vegetable shortening, and dairy free milk. You roll out the dough and pinch sections off and follow the rest of the recipe. Or you can take the easy way out like me and 73% of the Southern population and buy pre-made vegan biscuits.

Chicken 'N Dumplings

Look at that creamy broth!
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup flour

5 cups veg broth
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp sage
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp onion powder
2 clove garlic, minced
black pepper
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
4 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
3/4 cup frozen peas
1 can of biscuits
1 batch of Instant Pot Seitan (sans the breading)

  1. Get your oil hot in a soup pot. Whisk in the flour to make a roux then whisk in the broth and nooch.
  2. When that's all whisked up prepare yourself cause you're going to add in all the rest of the ingredients down to the frozen peas and then your going to lid up and let simmer for 15 minutes while you muster up the courage to open those biscuits up.
  3. Roll each each biscuit out flat and thin and cut into strips. Drop each strip one at a time into your simmering soup. Let the dumplings simmer in the stew for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Mix in your seitan and serve with fresh parsley, celery ribbons, and tabasco sauce.

More Comforting Soups and Stews:

Samosa Soup
Winter Chowder
Roasted Celeriac Soup w/ Carrot Caviar & Lemon Tarragon Dijon Drizzle
Coconut-Tomato Soup with Collard Greens, Mushrooms, and Yams
UP NEXT: Summer! 

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  1. I usually split the difference and make dumplings from a recipe that is very similar to drop biscuits (so no rolling anything out). I am looking forward to winter when I can start making vegan chicken and dumplings again! Your recipe looks great, but I don't have an Instant Pot, so I'll have to make do with what I've got. ;)


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