This is my Mum’s recipe and it is a family favorite with both the boys and even better it is frugal too as it uses up the chicken carcass for making the stock. You could make it suitable for vegetarians by using vegetable stock and substituting the chicken. If you do not have much chicken then a broth pack is a great way of bulking it out and I have to say I love adding pearl barley to mine.
It reminds me of dinner round the table when I was growing up and there was always a fight for the extra dumplings!
Grandma's Chicken Soupy Stew
- Chicken Carcass
- Leftover roast chicken
- Self raising flour
Place the chicken carcass in a slow cooker and cover with boiling water.
If you have any leek or carrot tops then add them too and cook on low overnight.
Strain the liquid and if you want pick off any meat from the bones.
Allow the stock to cool and remove fat from the top.
Place the stock in to the slow cooker and add chopped up vegetables. This one had carrots, swede, parsnip, leeks and onions.
Cook for 4 hours on high in a slow cooker or 8 hours on low.
For the Dumplings (this makes 8)
g of vegetable suet and 200g of self raising floor in a bowl.
Make a well in the middle and add water, mixing with a butter knife until it comes together.
Form loosely into 8 portions
For a crispy top cook in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes.
For a soft top leave on high in the slow cooker for 30 minutes.
Perfect for cold winter evenings. I guarantee empty bowls for this meal! It also freezes well and is great warmed up and you can blend the leftovers to make a smooth soup perfect for flasks.
This is our favourite winter warmer recipe and we are entering it in the www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk competition.
My mum would love this recipe as she makes up soup for her days when she volunteers at the hospital.
Aly » It is delicious and I am having warm ups for lunch.
I *wish* my kids liked soup 🙁 This looks delicious!
Kate Thompson » Mine never did like soup. This converted them!
Looks like a yummy winter warmer!
Lil » It certainly is and is a firm favorite here
Am totally giving this a go, reminds me of proper stews my mum used to make. Yum!
MummyNeverSleeps » It is delicious and even better the next day warmed up
We’re veggies & we use beans instead of chicken (& veggie suet!). Always a winner in the winter!
Janie » Yes, I always use veg suet and I love bean soup
This has warmed the cockles of my heart !
Ninja cat » It is rather nice!
Love the idea of slow cooking everything and adding dumplings to the lot, a heart warming recipe, definitely!
oana79 » It means that I only need to keep an eye on it for the last 30 mins!
Ooo warming goodness!
Mammasaurus » Yes, full of vegetables too.
I am loving my slow cooker at the moment. This looks delicious and a stew is not a stew without dumplings, in my opinion 🙂
That sounds like a delicious winter warmer!
Just the ticket on a cold winter night
Looks very tasty and nutricious, perfect for winter!
I never know what to do with the chicken carcass! I usually end up throwing it away, which is a disgraceful waste, I know.
A real winter warmer!
I haven’t had chicken stew for so long. I’m pinning this so I can find it again 🙂
Ohh this looks delicious (and I find it odd I’m saying that as not long ago I wouldn’t have even looked twice at such a soup) I really need to start making and trying more. x
This looks yummy. I’m yet to try soups in the slow cooker as Emmy will only eat them smooth so i tend to over cook on the hob and puree
My boys would love this! I need to get my slowcooker out.
I’m veggie but those dumplings look fantastic! x
WHat a wonderful winter warmer – good luck with entering the comp.
Mmmm…this looks gorgeous! Proper winter comfort stick to your ribs type food. Just the ticket 🙂
Ooh yummy idea. I love both soups and stews haha. 🙂
I adore one pot cooking – the dumplings especially look fab xx
Mhmmm, looks scrumptious!!
This looks delicious and chicken soup is the cure for all ills right! Would you mind linking back or adding my badge? Thanks for joining in with #tastytuesdays
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