Easy Chicken n Dumplings

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 4


2 c self-rising flour
1/4 c shortening
1/2 c chicken broth
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 c self-rising flour
2 can(s) chicken broth (16 oz. each)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 c milk
1 1/2 c chicken, cooked and diced

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Sharry Murawski Recipe
Full Flavored
Oak Forest, IL (pop. 27,962)
Member Since Apr 2010
Sharry's notes for this recipe:
I just love the dumplings they serve at Cracker Barrel restraunts and wanted to find something similar. My sister gave me this recipe...it sure fits the bill! So easy and so good! Sometimes I add cooked carrots and/or celery to it.
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Cut crisco into flour until pea size. Blend in just enough chicken broth until dough leaves sides of bowl. Turn onto floured surface. Knead 2-3 times. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into small strips.
For broth, melt butter in dutch oven. Whisk in flour. It will be thick. Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil. Add dumpling strips to boiling broth. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 min.
Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Add remaining ingredients and heat 5 min. longer.

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user Paula S. louegirl - Sep 18, 2010
Chicken and Dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods, but I have never been brave enough to try making it. This sounds easy and may give me the confidence I need to try it. Thanks for posting!
user Sharry Murawski cavalierluvr - Sep 18, 2010
I always felt the same way. Some recipes are pretty involved. I just use boneless chicken breast and boil for 15-20 min. I really is a pretty easy recipe. Give it a try...I don't think you'll be disappointed. You really can't mess up the dumplings...if you don't have enough chicken broth...water or milk will work fine too.
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Sep 18, 2010
Does the Chicken broth alone give this enough chicken flavor?? I have added some Chicken bouliun, or soup base to mine to get the intense flavor, I have used the chicken breasts also, but the Whole chicken when I boiled it gave it much more flavor. Its like our chickens have no flavor these days. I like chicken and Noodles or Dumplings also. Will try this. I can always add more seasonings. Thanks for the easy dumplings. I've never used the self rising flour. I've alwasy done mine the HARD WAY.
user Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Sep 18, 2010
Sharry, Freda and Paula S., not to take away from Sharry's recipe but if you are looking for easy, easy dumplings, take a look at my Easy Dumplings recipe which I have posted. When you are in a really big hurry try them too. Thanks ladies, good cooking to all.
user Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Sep 18, 2010
Oops, my recipe is Chicken and Dumplings, not Easy Dumplings. It was posted quite some time ago, so you might have to type in search. Thanks, keep the recipes coming.

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