Super Simple Chicken & Dumplings Recipe
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Super Simple Chicken & Dumplings Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Serves: 4
  • 3-4 chicken breasts (you can do whole chicken as well)
  • 4 cubes of chicken stock (or 1½ c liquid chicken stock)
  • 6-8 c water
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 2 c chunk celery
  • 2 c chunk onion
  • 2 c chunk carrots
  • * You don't want to dice because they'll be mushy and not crunchy.
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 4½ tbsp. shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • Note: If you like a lot of dumplings double the recipe.
  1. In a large pot add 2 tablespoons of butter and let melt. Brown the chicken with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Once the chicken has a skin on it, add in the vegetables. Gently pour 2-3 cups of water at a time until all the ingredients are bathing in the water. Gently boil for 1 hour.
  2. About a half hour before serving make your dumplings in a bowl. Sprinkle your work surface and rolling pin with cake flour. Roll the dough out until it's about ½" think. Using a pizza cutter (or sharp knife) cut 2" diamond shapes (just got diagonally). Add the dumplings into the pot and let cook for 10-15 minutes.
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