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chicken n dumplings

(1 rating)
Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

old easy recipe LOVE it! Should add that I got this YEARS ago from the cook at a little place north of Chattanooga called the Country store. The original cracker barrel. I didn't know until a couple years ago when we were up that way and I got off on the exit and the country store was no more. I wanted to take my kids to the place we went when I was a kid A local laughed "yup they closed a few years back ya know when cracker barrel really took off ..ya didnt know'" hahathat I felt dumb. I just know we would stop in every trip to Kentucky from 1972 - 1984 .. 4 times a year at lea

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken n dumplings

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 Tbsp
    frozen butter grated
  • 1 c
    buttermilk ( you can sub homogenized milk )
  • 2 qt
    chicken broth
  • 3 c
    cooked chicken cut up
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes

How To Make chicken n dumplings

  • 1
    cook chicken ( I use 2 good sized breasts boiled in 2 quarts of water with garlic, onion powder and 1 bay leaf and 2 chicken bullion cubes ..this makes the broth needed.. add more water to it after cooking chicken and removing it to make 2 quarts)
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients
  • 3
    Stir in the milk, mixing with a fork until the dough forms a ball.
  • 4
    Heavily flour a work surface. Roll the dough out thin with a heavily floured rolling pin. cut into 2 x 2 squares ( they do not have to be perfect squares)
  • 5
    put square dumplings on a heavily floured plate. Just keep flouring between the layers of dumplings.
  • 6
    bring the broth to a boil. Drop the dumplings in one at a time, stirring while you add them. The extra flour (about 3-4 Tablespoons) on them will help thicken the broth. Cook them for about 15-20 minutes or until they not doughy tasting
  • 7
    Add the cooked chicken to the pot and you’re done! ENJOY!