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Chicken And Dumplings

Updated on March 31, 2012

Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

A southerner has a repertoire of dumplings, each tailored in texture and composition to the dish for which they're prepared. Chicken and dumplings is probably the most beloved dish, with a flour-based ball of dough cooked in chicken broth. For lovers of turnip greens, a ball of cornmeal and water is often plopped into the pot likker ( the juice from cooking greens in water and bacon or pork fat ) and cooked.

Dessert found its niche in the dumpling family with recipes for apple dumplings, featuring a dough of flour, water, or milk, cooked in a sweetened mixture of apple juice and butter. Dumpling recipes vary as keenly as the cooks that make them. Below you will find the recipe for some of the best Chicken And Dumplings you will ever eat.

Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

You will want to start with a whole fryer and you will want to cut your chicken up to make it easier to work with. Place your cut up chicken in a large stock pot and into the pot you want to add cans of chicken broth until your chicken is covered. To the pot add

1. 1 Teaspoon Salt

2. 1 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

3. 1 Teaspoon Fresh Garlic

4. 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

5. 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

6. 2 Cans Cream Of Chicken Soup

7. 1 Teaspoon Dry Parsley

Bring your pot to a boil and cook your chicken over medium heat until the chicken is done and falls easily off the bone.If you need more liquid during the cooking time add a can of chicken broth. Do not add any water.

When your chicken is done remove the chicken from the pot and when cool enough you will want to remove all bone and skin and reserve your chicken meat on the side.

Now You Will Need

3 Cups Of Self Rising Flour

1 Teaspoon Of Poultry Seasoning

1/3 Cup Of Shortening

2 Teaspoons Bacon Drippings

1 Cup Of Whole Milk

1 Cup Plain Flour

Work your Self Rising Flour, Poultry Seasoning, Shortening and bacon drippings up in a bowl with the one cup of milk. Mix together thoroughly and then sprinkle plain flour out on your table. Roll your dough out to about a 1/8" thickness and cut up into 1 " pieces. Have your chicken broth boiling in the pot and then drop in your 1" pieces of dough and keep adding until you have all your dumplings in the pot. Shake your pot but do not stir it. Reduce heat to a simmer and let your dumplings cook until you know they are done. Now is the time to stir in your chicken meat. Now you can enjoy the best Chicken And Dumplings you will ever eat.

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      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for asking. It should be as it is now add a can of chicken broth if the dumplings get to thick. And thanks for pointing that out and the comment.

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      6 years ago

      you say chicken broth but it calls for cream of chicken soup, is it both? the recipe looks soo good.

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      6 years ago

      These dumplings look more like noodle's. My Mother was from the south and when she made chicken and dumplings hers were soft rounded and rised to the top. But this recipe looks pretty good I'm goin to have to try it. Thank you for sharing.



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