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Chicken and Dumplings

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It's not really picture perfect, but it surely tasted good!

Chicken and Dumplings

This is the first recipe I have tried from the Gourmet Cookbook, and it was fantastic! This smelled so good. The whole cup of shallots and the wine really gave this dish its wonderful fragrance. It is definitely a comforting meal to have on a cold night.

Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings
Serves 4 (or just 2 hungry people)
(from the Gourmet Cook)

For the chicken:
1 chicken, 3-3.5 lb, cut into 8 parts
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp vegetable oil1 cup chopped shallots (about 8 medium sized shallots)
1/2 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper

For the dumplings
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
2 Tbsp cold butter cut into pieces
2 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk

For the gravy
3 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
2.5 Tbsp flour
salt and pepper

Cook the chicken
1. Season all sides of chicken parts with salt and pepper
2. In a large deep pan over medium-high heat, melt butter with …