This was my Mother's recipe. She made the best Chicken and Dumplings. I thought the recipe was lost until I asked a family member who tracked it down for me. Hang onto your loved ones recipes cause once they are gone, they may be hard to find.
1cook chicken in water or broth with the 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper until tender. Remove from stove and let cool. Remove meat from bones and cut into 2-3 inch pieces. Save stock.
2mix 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt and shortening together, add milk,water and egg. this will make a sticky paste. turn out on remaining 3 cups of flour on a board until it becomes a large ball. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness. cut into strips 3 inches long then tear each strip into pieces.Heat stock to a rolling boil and drop dough pieces into stock. cover for 25 minutes. Add chicken pieces to pot. Do not Stir, but shake the pot.