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Chicken and Dumplings

December 13, 2016

Chicken and Dumplings

 

1 lb cut up chicken

1 large onion, chopped

½ bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste

½ tsp. poultry seasoning

chicken broth or water to cover

2 cups celery chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped

parsley or dill

 

In a soup pan, put chicken, onion, seasonings and cover with chicken broth or water.   Cover with lid and bring to a boil.   Turn heat down to simmer and cook for 2 hours or so.   Add celery and carrots; add chicken broth to cover.   Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes or so.   Top with dumpling dough.   See recipe below.

 

Dumplings:

1 cup flour

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ½ Tsp. baking powder

2 Tbsp. shortening

2/3 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

 

Stir together flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder.   Cut in shortening until crumbly.   Mix egg and milk well and add to flour mixture.   Stir only until flour is dampened.   Dough will be lumpy.   Drop spoonfuls on top of soup.   Cover and steam for 15 minutes without lifting the lid.

 

Top with parsley or dill and serve.

 

Variation: add peas

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