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  • Serves: 6-8 servings

Never Fail Chicken and Dumplings

Category: Main Dish, Chicken

 Ingredients List

  • Fot Cooked Down Chicken:
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 4-5 pound chicken
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • For Dumplings:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons water


~~~~~~~~~~ Cooked Down Chicken ~~~~~~~~~~
Clean chicken inside and out thoroughly.
Combine all ingredients with chicken and simmer on the stove in a covered Dutch oven for about 2½ to 3 hours. (Long cooking time important for tender cooking.)
Allow to cool, Remove chicken from bones. If you have time, Chill and remove excess fat.

~~~~~~~~~~ Dumplings ~~~~~~~~~~
Add all ingredients to food processor (my preference) or use electric mixer. Mixure may look like coarse cornmeal or could be soft dough depending on weather conditions, humidity, size of egg you used, etc. If dough does not stick together, press it together into a ball. If it still will not stick together add water a few drops at a time. Once you can press it into a ball, you”™re good.
Roll out dough very thin and let sheets of dough dry for about 20 minutes. I use a pastry cloth or tea towel covered generously with flour.
Cut into small strips and drop in boiling, rich broth of chicken. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Add chicken.

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