I just noticed today that Francesca's, in the South End, has closed. That was my go-to place for half moon cookies. (I much prefer the Boston-style frosted half moons to the NY-style glazed half-and-halfs.) Where should I go now?
Lightly charring the lemon slices intensifies their flavor and creates a gorgeous look for this delicious chicken dinner. Be sure to include any of the sweet, tangy liquid the lemons give off in the bowl; it adds incredible depth to the sauce.
Chicken and dumplings are a notoriously time-consuming enterprise, but the end result is very much worth the effort. However, if you're a time-crunched cook who craves the comforting pleasures of this classic dish, this is the recipe for you.