How to make Chicken and Dumplings Gravy -

An appetising chicken leg cooked with dumplings made with refined flour and polenta.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken and Dumplings Gravy

Chicken and Dumplings Gravy Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken and Dumplings Gravy Recipe

  • Chicken legs on bone 4

  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Onion diced 1 medium

  • Carrots diced ¼ cup

  • Celery diced ¼ cup

  • Fresh thyme ½ teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 4 cups

  • Apple cider 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream ¼ cup

  • Fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Dumplings:

  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup

  • Polenta ¼ cup

  • Baking powder ½ tablespoon

  • Salt ½

  • Fresh cream ½ cup


Step 1

Take chicken legs in a bowl. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix. Dredge both sides of the chicken pieces in flour.

Step 2

To make the dumplings, sieve together the flour, polenta, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix. Add the cream, mix and knead into stiff dough. Divide the dough into small equal balls and set aside.

Step 3

Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add chicken and cook on medium heat till well browned. Transfer on a plate.

Step 4

Add onion, carrot and celery to the same pan, mix and cook for three to four minutes.

Step 5

Add thyme, chicken stock and apple cider and stir to mix.

Step 6

Add browned chicken and prepared dumplings, mix, cover and simmer for twenty to thirty minutes.

Step 7

Add cream, mix, cover and simmer for five minutes.

Step 8

Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

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