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Melda Hallenbeck's Chicken Stew

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 4 To 5 lbs
  • 5 c Water
  • 1 lg Onion
  • 3 Whole cloves
  • 2 ts Salt
  • Flour
  • Butter dumpling batter --
  • (recipe to follow)
  • Chopped parsley
  • Paprika
  • Assorted chicken pieces


Wash chicken and place in pot with water. Add onion stuck with cloves and
salt. Simmer for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is very tender. Skim
off fat. Thicken gravy with flour mixed with a little cold water. Bring to
boil, then drop in dumpling batter by the tablespoon. Cover and simmer for
12 minutes.

BUTTER DUMPLING BATTER Sift together 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of double
acting baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix ( well beaten) 2 eggs with
2/3 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of melted butter and 1/4 tespoon crushed dried
rosemary. Add this to dry ingredients. Mix lightly. Pour by large
tablespoons on top of simmering stew and cover pot. Cook till tender and
caky. . Check with fork. This recipe is 40 years old!

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