homemade chicken and dumplin's

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Amanda Spencer
from Carthage, TX

I got this recipe from my mother. This recipe was passed down in my dad's family from his step-grandmother. It's always a hit in my house!

serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients For homemade chicken and dumplin's

  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2-3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 md
    chicken, whole
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • water, enough to boil and for broth
  • NOTE: IF MORE BROTH IS NEEDED ADD CANNED BROTH OR WATER AND A CHICKEN BOUILLON CUBE
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How To Make homemade chicken and dumplin's

  • 1
    Boil chicken with water, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper until done. (about 1 hour) Then remove from broth and debone.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, add salt, baking powder, shortening, 1 cup water and enough flour (about 2 cups) to make a dough. Note: May add a little yellow food coloring to mixture before adding flour, if desired.
  • 3
    Roll out dough VERY THIN on floured surface and cut into strips; about 1" wide and 3" long. Parchment paper works great for rolling out dough.
  • 4
    Add the strips of dough (dumplins) to the boiling chicken broth. Boil about 20 min. Stirring occasionally. Add chicken; season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Note: may add 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1/4 tsp of poultry seasoning, if desired.
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