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Chicken and Dumplings

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Category: Main Dish, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken, whole; * see note
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • 3 Stalks celery; chopped
  • 5 c Chicken broth
  • 2 tb Parsley; dried
  • 3 md Potato; diced
  • 4 Carrot; diced
  • 10 oz Peas, frozen; optional
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 4 dr Yellow food coloring;
  • -optional


2 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
3 md Eggs
1 ts Salt

* An old stewing hen is preferred, but a fryer chicken is okay. Cut the
chicken into large pieces. Put chicken (with the skin on), onion, celery,
chicken broth and parsley into a large stew pot. Bring to a boil, reduce
heat, and simmer until chicken is tender. (A stewing hen wil take about 3
hours; a fryer about 45 minutes) Remove chicken from pot and cool. Clean
the chicken very carefully, removing the skin, loose fat and bones. Chop
the chicken into bite size pieces. Defat the broth if desired. This can be
accomplished by refrigerating it over night so the fat hardens on top. I
use pieces of paper towel laid on top of the warm broth. Return the chicken
to the pot and add the potatoes, carrots and peas. Season to taste with
salt and pepper. Mix the flour with the water in a tightly covered jar.
Thicken the broth with the flour mixture as it comes to a boil. Add the
yellow food coloring, if desired. (I think it makes the stew more
appealing) Simmer a few minutes. Bring it back to a boil and drop the
dumpling batter by large spoonfulls on top of the boiling stew. Lower the
heat to simmer. Cover the pot. Turn the dumplings as they cook for 10 to 15
minutes. DUMPLINGS: Mix the dry ingredients throughly. Add the slightly
beaten eggs and enough milk to make a thick dough.

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