Chicken Soup with Buttermilk Dumplings

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Directions Melt the butter in a large, heavy casserole, add the onion, chopped celery, and chopped carrot, and cook the vegetables, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and...


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 roughly chopped celery stalks, plus 2 stalks, diced
  • 2 roughly chopped small carrots, plus 1, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups chicken stock or canned chicken broth, heated
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried, crumbled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 to 4 pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces and backbone removed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Buttermilk dumplings, recipe follows
  • Minced fresh chives or parsley, as a garnish
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley or dill
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, or more, if necessary

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