Although I truly loathe the show Robot Chicken. I find this dish to be oddly complimentary to the shows concept. These spicy dumplings add some flare to an all too traditional dish. Such as Robot Chickens take on a childlike Clay-mation series and setting it into an adult themed show. The warm and smoky broth ignites the fiery heat of these dumplings such as, of the overly apparent controversy brought on by this shows peculiar characters and plots convolution.
2 chicken quarters ( Fresh or Frozen )
2 small onions ( Chopped, I used walla walla sweets )
4 cloves garlic ( minced )
1 jalapeno ( Seeded and minced )
4 carrots ( chunked )
5 crimini mushrooms ( sliced )
4 red potatoes ( chunked )
1 tbsp. basil
2 tsp. salt and pepper
1 tbsp. Herbs de Provence
1 tsp. oregano
2 Bay leaves
1 tsp. Paprika
1 quart water
Spicy dumpling recipe:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. Sriracha
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Chile garlic paste
Directions for Stew:
place all ingredients except mushrooms and potatoes in crock pot. stir so veggies and herbs are well mixed.
Place heat on high and cook for 4-5 hours.
Remove Chicken and shred it with a fork then place mushrooms and potatoes in stew and allow to continue cooking until potatoes are cooked through.
Once potatoes are cooked add dumplings.
Directions for Dumplings:
Mix dry ingredients, then create a well. Slowly add cold water and mix well with hands until dough is almost sticky.
Add sriracha and mix through dough.
Drop dough by spoonfuls onto the stew, cover with lid and allow to steam until fluffy and cooked through.
Best served with a nice pale ale and a good card game with friends.