Chicken and Dumplings

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Chicken and Dumplings
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 11:15am
Chicken and Dumplings

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 frying chicken

1 bay leaf

1 small onion -- chopped

1 rib celery, with leaves -- chopped

1 clove garlic -- minced

salt and pepper


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup oil

1/4 cup milk

Wash chicken, put in pot and cover with water. Add bay leaf, onion, celery,

garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken falls off

bone. Remove all pieces of chicken and bones from broth. Taste broth and

add salt and pepper as needed.

Mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix milk and oil and add to dry

ingredients. Stir with fork until blended and form dough into a ball with

hands. Roll out between waxed paper about 1/8-inch thick. Cut into long

strips and drop in broth that has been brought to a rolling boil.

Add pieces of chicken to broth. Cover and reduce heat. Cook until

dumplings are tender, at last 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 12:02pm
I cheat and used canned biscuits torn into thirds for quarters. The Grands work wonderfully. Just throw them in while the broth is boiling, put the lid on it and in 12-15 minutes they are done. I then like to remove them, keep warm and add some flour mixed with water into the broth to make a gravy for it, YUM. Now you have me hungry for these!
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 12:31pm
lol! Didn't anyone warn you that food boards can trigger cravings??? nt
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Registered: 05-29-2003
Fri, 05-30-2003 - 12:10pm
Okay, so I cheat too...but I have never been a big supporter of the "biscuit" type of dumplings. But I have found an extremely easy way to cheat that works well. I use the ready made refrigerated pie crust. All you have to do is cut it into the size pieces you want and drop them in when it is time in the receipe. And since the pie crust are unflavored and are not sweet, they work very very well.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 05-30-2003 - 1:23pm
That is a great idea! I'm going to have to try that... i always cheat too but I use refrigerator biscuits and cut them into pieces. I love this pie crust idea... i always have a couple of them in my freezer because I use them for chicken pot pie.

Thanks again for the idea... you're so smart!

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