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Like Grandma Jonses Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Johnetta McLaughlin
Added: Sunday, May 18, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 whole chicken, cup up
1 cup milk
salt & pepper to taste
Dumplings:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg, beater
1/2 cup milk

Directions:
Directions:
Combine chicken, s & p in large pot; cover chicken with water. Cook until chicken is done.
Remove chicken from water (save broth). Remove bone and skin and cut into serving size pieces. Set chicken aside while preparing dumplings. Dumplings: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt & shortening with a fork until crumbly. Add 1/2 cup milk; mix to form dough. You can roll out dough 1/4 inch thickness on flour surface. Cut into small strips. Drop into simmering chicken broth. Simmer until dumplings are done. Add chicken to dumplings & broth and add 1 cup milk. Cook slowly for 10 minutes. When I make mine, I don't roll them out, but form a ball in a floured bowl. Pinch off small bits of dough with flour and add to broth. This is how Grandma Jones made hers. Make sure to add some plain flour to dumplings - that's what makes it into a thick broth. Leave it out if you want the broth to be like soup or less calories.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1/2 hour - 45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is the closest one I can find that is like Grandma Joneses recipe. All the ladies in KY knew how to make it this way. Their dumplings were on the hard side, not a lot of baking powder to make them like biscuits. I like to make this Christmas Eve when the kids are coming home.

 

 

 

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