Main Dishes from the Past: Chicken and Dumplings

Main Dishes From The Past:  Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

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Shirley Murtagh


This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks Better Homes and Garden Home-style Cooking c1975.
Sorry folks but I have never made this recipe. It looks good in the cookbook. I don't know how to transfer pictures to the recipe. Again sorry. I do however plan to make this recipe. Please give it a try and let me know how you like it.


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6-8 people
30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


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    1 5-6lb ready-to-cook stewing chicken cut up
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    or 2-3 lb ready-to-cook broiler -fryer cut up
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    4 stalks of celery with leaves cut up
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    1 carrot sliced
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    1 small onion cut up
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    2 sprigs of parsley
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    1 bay leaf
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    2 tsp salt
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    1/4 tsp pepper

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    1 cup of all purpose flour
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    2 tsp baking powder
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    1/2 cup of milk
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    2 tbsp cooking oil
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    snipped parsley

How to Make Main Dishes from the Past: Chicken and Dumplings


  1. In a Dutch oven add water to chicken to cover.
  2. Add celery and next 6 ingredients. Cover; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender about 2+1/2 hrs.
  3. Prepare homemade dumplings; drop from tablespoon directly onto chicken in boiling stalk
  4. Cover tightly, return to boiling Reduce heat; DO NOT lift cover. Simmer 12-15 minutes
  5. Remove dumplings and chicken to platter; keep hot.
  6. Strain broth. In a saucepan bring 4 cups of broth to boiling.
  7. Stir 1 cup of cold water into flour; gradually stir into broth, mixing well. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.
  8. Stir in 1+1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper
  9. Pour over chicken and dumplings.

    Serves 6-8
  11. Stir in 1 cup of all purpose flour with 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
  12. Mix 1/2 cup of milk with 2 Tbsp of cooking oil; add with snipped parsley to flour mixture. Stir to moisten

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About Main Dishes from the Past: Chicken and Dumplings

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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