Main Dishes From The Past:  Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

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Main Dishes from the Past: Chicken and Dumplings

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


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


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


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

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

About this Recipe

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