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.