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light and fluffy dumplings

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Dianne Hocut
Little Rock, AR

I have finally discovered the secret to light and fluffy dumplings after having made my fair share of undesirable ones all these years. You know, the hard as a brick ones or even worse, the ones that just fade away into the broth. A must try recipe for those that have had these problems!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For light and fluffy dumplings

  • 5 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 stick
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make light and fluffy dumplings

  • 1
    Stew your own chicken for the broth or use ready made chicken broth. Put 4 cups of the chicken broth (reserve 1 1/2 cups for dumplings), the stick of butter, and the poultry seasoning in a large pot and have this SIMMERING on medium low heat on the stovetop.
  • 2
    Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Add the reserved 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth and mix. The dough will be sticky.
  • 3
    Mound the sticky dough onto heavily floured cutting area and sprinkle the top generously with more flour. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Now roll out the dough to a 1/8 inch thickness and let rest for another 15 minutes.
  • 5
    As I cut into squares, I cut and scoop up each dumpling and place in the simmering chicken stock. The extra flour from the dumplings will thicken the broth.if
  • 6
    DO NOT BOIL or they will fall apart! Add all the dumplings as you gently separate them in the stock. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Serve as a side dish or if you like, add cooked chicken for chicken and dumplings. Yum Yum!