How To: Make homemade chicken and dumplings

Make homemade chicken and dumplings

How to Make homemade chicken and dumplings

Homemade chicken and dumplings will bring warmth and comfort to your family.

You Will Need
* 1 whole chicken
* 2 celery stalks
* 1 onion
* 1 garlic clove
* 1 bay leaf
* 4 parsley sprigs
* Poultry seasoning
* 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of chicken soup
* 2 c. flour
* 1 tbsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 3 tbsp. butter
* 1 c. milk

Step 1: Simmer chicken
Place the chicken in a large pot with celery, onion, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, a pinch of poultry seasoning, and water filled to cover. Simmer for one hour.

Step 2: Debone chicken
Remove the chicken from the pot. Let it cool, debone it, tear it into smaller pieces and put it back in the pot.

Step 3: Add soup
Add cream of chicken soup and simmer.

Substitute homemade for canned cream of chicken soup.

Step 4: Mix dumplings
Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work the butter in with your fingers while gradually adding milk.

Step 5: Form dumplings
Let the dough rest for five minutes and then roll it onto a flat, floured surface to about one-half inch thick. Cut it into one-half inch squares and drop each square into the simmering stock.

Step 6: Cook dumplings
Allow dumplings to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. When it's thick enough, serve up your delicious meal.

Fact: Chicken and dumplings was first introduced in the early 17th century.

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