Friday, January 4, 2013

Not Your Grandmother’s Chicken and Dumplings



I wish I could claim this pot of chicken and dumplings that we enjoyed during the Christmas

holiday came from our family archive of favorite recipes.


It looked and sounded more like this.

I had a chicken , which I decided to boil with Nature’s seasoning and an onion.

After it was done and deboned , I added this to the broth.

This makes chicken broth amazing.

Then I hollered at my youngest daughter who was watching football in the den.

”Katherine, look up a dumpling recipe online please.”

After a minute, she began to read one aloud, and I shouted- “No too hard. Find an easier one. “

(grumbling from the den…)

And then she found this one-



Easy Dumplings

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

Blend dry ingredients together.

Then, stir in only until blended:
3/4 cup milk

Return the de-boned chicken to the broth and bring to a boil.

Drop the dumpling dough by spoonfuls into the broth.

Cook 10 minutes uncovered, then cover tightly and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste.




Deb said...

Now that's my kind of recipe

Barbara F. said...

Yummy! Have to give this a try! xo

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I have gotten too lazy to look in cookbooks for recipes now-a-days...I go to the computer too. I'm ashamed to say that my husband's favorite dish his mother made him was chicken and dumplings and I have NEVER made any for him. Maybe that will change after this easy one you have shared.

donna baker said...

Laura, I just watched a new show on the food channel called My Little Paris Kitchen (and it it tiny). Anyway, she made chicken and dumplings but her dumplings were ones I'd never heard of. She used eggs, cream, fresh bread crumbs and deboned chicken pieces and mixed it in a blender. She then made cannelles of the mixture and floated in the soup. It made perfect little dumplings. Who'd a thought...

Karen said...

Laura, what I see is the possibiity that I can make these dumplings gluten-free! I'll try them with rice flour the next chance I get. It's just another way I can introduce my granddaughter to another one of America's heritage specialities. Living in Mexico and required to live gluten-free can be a real challenge for a little girl and her parents.
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