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Chicken and Dumplings

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Chicken and Dumplings


Curl up with these 3 Southern-inspired stews this winter

Stews are the ultimate in comfort food — equal parts warm soup and hearty dinner — there's nothing better on the first day of winter than these delicious one-pot meals. 

Here are some of our favorite Southern wintertime stews.  

Chicken and Dumplings
A hearty stew made that much more magical with dumplings poached in its broth, chicken and dumplings is a classic homestyle meal that will statisfy everyone at the table. Making homemade stock from scratch makes this tasty dinner even better, but feel free to use a rotisserie chicken and pre-made broth in its place for a quick weeknight meal. 
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Portobello Mushroom Stew
Packed with lots of seasonal vegetables, this mushroom stew is a delicious vegetarian riff on classic beef stew that is sure to impress meat-eaters and herbivores alike. The mushroom stock takes a bit of extra time, but is well worth it — the result is a deep, rich base for a satifying stew.  
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Chicken Brunswick Stew
Like any good stew, this recipe is all about building flavor with ingredients like ground turkey, cream of mushroom and chicken soups, barbecue sauce and corn. Feel free to make this stew a day before — the recipe makes enough for a crowd or a weeks worth of meals and only gets tastier with time. 
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Dena Rayess is a recipe editor and cookbook author based in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new foodways in and around the Bay Area and beyond, and has been known to whip up a mean house cocktail at dinner parties.

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