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Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Camille Jerden
Added: Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 whole chicken
5 stalks of celery chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
Salt and pepper and favorite spices for taste

DUMPLINGS
2 cups sifted flour
2 Tbsp Crisco
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
Pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Boil Chicken in large pot, add spices when done. Remove Chicken, debone and cut up to smaller bite sizes. SAVE WATER.

Dumplings
The flour, Crisco, salt, and Buttermilk must be at room temperature.
Mix ingredients and put in a floured brown paper bag. Knead until not sticky. Let set 1 hour, then roll out 1/8-inch thick and cut into 1-inch squares. Add Celery.

Drop into boiling chicken broth that chicken was cooked in. Simmer for 20 minutes before serving.
Add chicken then serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Real easy, a good kid pleaser, and great on cold days.

 

 

 

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