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chicken and dumplings

Recipe by
milton, FL

My version of the old time Chicken and Dumplings.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken and dumplings

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, tyme, pepper, and salt
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • BASE
  • 1
    cooked and debone chicken cut into peices
  • 1 c
    chopped carrots
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 md
    onion chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose four
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 4 c
    starchy water used to cook dumplings in.

How To Make chicken and dumplings

  • 1
    Dumplings: Mix together flour, oregano, thyme, pepper, salt and 1 cup chicken broth.
  • 2
    Roll mixture out on a floured surface about 1/4 inch, Some people like them thicker. Cut into stripes, place on wax paper and put in freezer about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Bring about 8 cups of water to a boil with a tablespoon of salt. Break the dumplings off to what every size dumplings you want and put them into the boiling water. Let cook for 30 minutes and drain. Reserve 4 cups of the starchy water for base.
  • 4
    Base: In a large pot cook butter, carrots, celery and onion for about 20 minutes until tender. Stir in flour and add heavy cream and chicken broth. Then add the 4 cups of starchy water that was used to cook the dumplings in. Then add your chicken and dumplings and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • 5
    You can add more or less of the starchy water until it is at the consistence you want.