Main Dishes from the Past: Chicken and Dumplings
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- 1 5-6lb ready-to-cook stewing chicken cut up
- or 2-3 lb ready-to-cook broiler -fryer cut up
- 4 stalks of celery with leaves cut up
- 1 carrot sliced
- 1 small onion cut up
- 2 sprigs of parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- snipped parsley
1In a Dutch oven add water to chicken to cover.
2Add celery and next 6 ingredients. Cover; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender about 2+1/2 hrs.
3Prepare homemade dumplings; drop from tablespoon directly onto chicken in boiling stalk
4Cover tightly, return to boiling Reduce heat; DO NOT lift cover. Simmer 12-15 minutes
5Remove dumplings and chicken to platter; keep hot.
6Strain broth. In a saucepan bring 4 cups of broth to boiling.
7Stir 1 cup of cold water into flour; gradually stir into broth, mixing well. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.
8Stir in 1+1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper
9Pour over chicken and dumplings.
10HOMEMADE DUMPLINGS: Method:
11Stir in 1 cup of all purpose flour with 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
12Mix 1/2 cup of milk with 2 Tbsp of cooking oil; add with snipped parsley to flour mixture. Stir to moisten