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simple chicken & dumplin's

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lauren McClurg
Fort Worth, TX

My mom has made this since I was little. I made it for my husband and he will eat it a week if I let him!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For simple chicken & dumplin's

  • 1 - 3 lb
    whole chicken
  • 1 lg
    onion, halved - unpeeled
  • 3 lg
    carrots, cut into chunks - unpeeled
  • 2
    celery stalks. cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp
    whole peppercorn
  • water to cover
  • 3-4
    cans cheap biscuits
  • all purpose flour

How To Make simple chicken & dumplin's

  • 1
    Place chicken in a large pot with onions, carrots, celery, and peppercorn; add water to cover. Cover pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to gentle boil and cook for about 90 minutes or until chicken meat is falling off the bones.
  • 2
    Remove chicken, let cool and shred of chop the meat. Strain broth and discard veggies or save for later use.
  • 3
    Open biscuits. Pinch off pieces and put in bowl of flour. Shake off excess flour and drop into boiling broth a few at a a time. Stir frequently! ** Use as much or as few as you would like!
  • 4
    Once all biscuits are in the broth, lower the heat to medium low, cover and simmer until desired texture of dumpling is achieved. (I like the chewy so I cook them for about 30 minutes.) STIR OFTEN OR THEY WILL STICK!
  • 5
    If you want to thicken the broth, mix a little flour with some water to make a slurry then slowly add to the broth, stiring constantly until well mixes in.
  • 6
    When dumplings are almost done, add chicken back to the pot and stir in the dumplings. Season to taste.

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