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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Patty Staggs- Nana

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 roasting hen or 4 to 5 lb fryer chicken. Just enough water to cover chicken.
4 cups plain flour
cup Crisco shortening
salt and pepper to taste
If you use fryer chicken add 1 stick butter to broth after cooking chicken
1 or 2 boxes of chicken broth- you can adjust the amount to add to boil for your desired consistency



Directions:
Directions:
To prepare chicken cover chicken with water. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to simmer and cook until falling apart. Remove chicken and allow to cool. Then debone and cut into strips or chunks .You can use white or dark chicken or both.
To prepare dumplings, into a large bowl add 4 cups plain flour. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir it well.
Cut the Crisco into the flour. I use a fork and my hands but you can use a pastry blender if you have one. Blend until like coarse cornmeal. Then take 1 cups really warm broth and make a stiff dough.
Do not mix to long because it will make dough tough. At this time have your broth heating to a rolling boil. Also add some of your boxed broth to the chicken broth. Using ⅓ of your dough ball roll out to about ⅛ inch. Cut into thumb length pieces. Drop pieces into rolling broth. Prepare your remaining dough the same ⅓ again and drop into broth until all dough is in. If it gets to thick add a little more broth but it has to be boiling. After all dumpling have been added add black pepper to taste. Cover and simmer. Usually about 15 to 20 minutes. Then add chicken and stir in slowly.

I used a pressure cooker to cook my chicken in. But that is optional.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Papa and I love these dumplings. It took me a long time to get a good dumpling recipe that your Papa and my Dad loves so much. I hope you and Logan enjoy them for your many years together.

 

 

 

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