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chicken and dumplings

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Phyllis Roarty
Chesapeake, VA

My children grew up eating and loving this. I have used this recipe for forty years, and my grown children still ask for it! It is such a great comfort food.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken and dumplings

  • 2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 c
    self rising flour
  • 1/3 c
  • 3/4 c
    boiling chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How To Make chicken and dumplings

  • 1
    Rinse chicken, and place into large pot. Cover with water. Add salt, pepper and onion powder Bring to boil, and cook until very tender
  • 2
    Remove chicken, and cut into bite-sized pieces to cool quicker Place flour into large bowl, and add shortening Cut shortening in with fork, until mixed well Take 3/4 cup hot chicken broth, and mix into flour, forming a stiff dough
  • 3
    Add chicken back to broth on a low simmer Place dough on floured surface, and roll to 1/8 inch thickness Flour top of dough Cut into strips about 1 inch long and 3/4 inch wide
  • 4
    Placed floured dumplings in the slow simmering broth push down lightly, so all dumplings go under the broth for a second. Cover and cook, very lightly simmering for 8 minutes. Turn heat off, And allow to sit 15 minutes before serving.