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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumpling Recipe


Nothing says comfort like a piping hot bowl of Chicken & Dumplings. I came up with this recipe and after a couple of tweaks I'm pretty sure I perfected it....at least that's what my other half says. His Father just raves about it too! It's not great for the waistline...but what the heck...it sure pleases the palette & your guests will thank you again & again. Enjoy!


Anne's Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumpling Recipe


Stock Ingredients

3 or 4 boneless Chicken Breasts

1 tbs olive oil

5 tbs real butter

2 med carrots, peeled & diced

1 med onion chopped

1 tsp minced garlic

1 stalk celery, diced

1-2 Bay Leaves

pinch of parsley

1 tsp poultry seasoning

5 tbs flour

6 cups of chicken broth

salt & pepper to taste


Prepare Stock

Dice chicken breasts into bite size pieces set aside

Place a large pot on stove top over med-high heat

Add oil, butter, vegetables & bay leaf, cook 5 minutes, stir frequently

Add garlic, salt, pepper, parsley & poultry seasoning

Stir chicken broth into pot & bring to a boil

Add Chicken to broth & stir


Dumpling Ingredients

4 eggs

2 tbs Olive Oil

1 tbs Salt

1 tsp Black Pepper

Pinch of Parsley

1 1/2 cups of Water

4 1/2-5 cups All Purpose Flour


Prepare Dumplings

In med bowl, stir together eggs, oil, salt, pepper, parsley & water

Gradually add flour, stir until thick (Dough should be somewhat stiff)

*Add a little more flour if too watery, add a little more water if too thick

Using small spoon & knife, scoop a spoonful of dough & cut small pieces into boiling broth (broth should cover dumplings for proper cooking)

Repeat until all dough is gone

Cover & simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink

Season to taste with salt & pepper


If ya try this recipe out....let me know your thoughts & suggestions!






1 comment:

Missy-Ellen said...

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