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Slow-Cooker Turkey Thighs with Cornmeal-Thyme Dumplings

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Thighs with Cornmeal-Thyme Dumplings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4
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Come home to this hearty turkey and dumplings dinner - a flavorful meal.

Ingredients

Turkey

2
boneless turkey thighs (about 1 1/2 lb), skin removed
1
can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium zucchini, sliced (2 cups)

Dumplings

1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup yellow cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground thyme
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
egg

Directions

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, place turkey. In small bowl, mix corn, tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon of the salt, chili powder and pepper. Pour over turkey.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 About 50 minutes before serving, in medium bowl, mix dumpling ingredients. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot turkey mixture. Arrange zucchini slices around dumplings; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 35 to 45 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean.
Tips  

Be sure the turkey thighs are tender before you mix up the dumpling dough. If the dough stands too long the baking powder will start to work and the dumplings may not be as light and fluffy.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
190mg
63%
Sodium
1610mg
67%
Potassium
910mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
44g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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