Combine the, onion, carrots and celery. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to blend well. Pour in the oil and milk and mix with a wooden spoon.
Slow Cooker Directions
Pour the broth into your crock pot.
Add the marjoram, garlic powder.
Add the vegetables next.
Finally, add the chicken to the slow cooker.
Turn the crock pot on high to get the broth hot. The broth MUST be hot before adding the dumplings. Depending on your slow cooker, this can take 30-60 minutes.Using two teaspoons, scoop up and round off your dumplings and scrap into your crock pot. (Just like making drop cookies)I cooked this on high for about 3-1/2 hours total. But if you need to cook it longer because you are leaving for the day (or cooking overnight), turn the slow cooker on low, and cook until the dumplings and chicken are cooked through. (About 6 hours). It's important to know how your slow cooker cooks here. Every slow cooker is slightly different.
The dumplings will look a little odd after they have been cooking at the top of the stew all day. They create a sort of "crust-like" layer. Just break them up with a wooden spoon and stir them into the stew to finish cooking. Break one open to be sure it's cooked all the way. At this point, your stew is done. Cool slightly and serve.
Stove Top Directions
Pour the broth into your stock pot.Add the marjoram, garlic powder, vegetables and chicken to the stock pot.Bring the pot to a slow boil. The broth MUST be at a slow boil before adding the dumplings.Using two teaspoons, scoop up and round off your dumplings and scrap into your pot. (Just like making drop cookies)Boil until the dumplings and chicken are cooked. (Break open a dumpling to see if it's cooked all the way through)Note that the dumplings can leave an odd looking film over the top of your stew as it simmers. This is totally normal. Simply break it up towards the end of cooking and stir everything into the stew. This film is just the flour which will help to thicken your stew.
Please note that the data below is a ballpark figure. Exact nutrition data is not possible.