Chicken and Dumplings

Linda Mitchell

By
@lindakac

My grannies recipe ,in the recipe i use the term hen for chicken, thats, what my grannie called it. On her little farm in the mountains she had a "chicken coupe" and she would say to me....goin out to get a hen for supper. She was a fine lady with good Christian values.


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Serves:

8 to 10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

1
whole hen
salt and pepper to taste
3 c
self rising flour
1 tsp
salt
1 c
water
1
egg
6 to 8 c
chicken broth

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot boil the hen in water for 2 hours.Add about 8 cup water. Add additional water as needed. Drain hen reserving the broth. While boiling the hen i like to skim the fat that rises to surface. Remove hen, cool and cut hen into pieces.
2
For the dumplings....in a large bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Gradually add the water. Stir in egg. Knead the dough throughly and roll out onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into strips about 1 1/2 inch strip and drop in boiling chicken broth. Cover and simmer about 5 to 10 minutes.
3
Add more salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Hashtags: #dumplings, #homemade