My inspiration to make this recipe came from Connie Brannen here at Just A Pinch. She makes her dumplings just the way mama always made hers. I made this recipe using SELF RISING flour along with lots of garlic, shredded carrots, onions, & celery soup since I was out of celery & a few herbs to add flavor and color to the noodles.
I rolled and sliced them bit thick so that they would add texture to the soup. They were so delicious & flavorful. We just loved them. Using the stock from the cooked chicken adds additional flavor to the dumplings.
This dish starts out with lots of flavor by using lots of chicken, garlic, onions & celery soup, because I was out of fresh celery.
Begin by seasoning the chicken pieces with the steak seasoning and granulated garlic. If chicken is frozen just add pieces to a large pot, cover with water and add in the spices. Place pot over medium high heat, cover with lid and bring to boil, then lower heat and allow to simmer.
Mince the cloves of garlic, and chop the onions and shred carrots & add to the pot as well. Then over a medium high heat, continue to cook the chicken parts until tender. About an hour to 1 and a half hour.
When chicken is fully cooked remove to a large platter and allow to cool.
When cool enough to handle remove & discard the outer skin bones and cartlidge, set chicken aside till needed.
Prepare the dumplings by combining the flour with the herbs and spices. Then add in the eggs and olive oil, and stir with a spoon or spatula. Then add in the chicken stock and stir until dough comes together.
Liberally dust the counter surface with extra flour. Divide dough into 2 pieces, then roll each half on counter into a long rectangle shape.
Then using a pastry cutter or knife cut dough into long strips, then cut into opposite directions creating one and a half to two inch pieces.
Alternate the dumpling pieces onto a platter and repeat until all the dough has been cut. In the mean time cover the chicken stock with a lid and bring to a rolling boil. Then drop dumplings into hot stock and stir occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking. Repeat until all the dumplings has been added. Then add in the boneless pieces of chicken.
Cover the pot with lid and return to boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, dumplings will rise to the top of pot. add a few pats of butter if desired, adjust seasoning after tasting if desired, then serve while still hot.