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Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Sunday, December 27, 2009

                                                           Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Ingredients
1 (3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut up
1-1/2 quarts water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 small onion, quartered
1 small carrot, cut into chunks
2 celery stalks with leaves, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons butter or chicken fat
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup half and half
White pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon melted shortening
1/3 cup milk

Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Cooking tips
Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a large pot. Add water,
salt, black pepper, onion, carrot and celery. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes to 1 hour or
until chicken is tender. Remove from broth; strain and reserve broth. Place chicken on a
rack in a bowl; cool enough to handle. Remove and discard skin and bones from chicken.
Dice meat; refrigerate. In a large heavy saucepan, heat butter or chicken fat. Stir in flour
and paprika. Gradually add 3 cups reserved chicken broth, stirring until thickened and
smooth. Cook 2 minutes. Add half and half and white pepper. Taste and adjust
seasoning, if necessary. Return chicken to sauce. Prepare Dumplings. Dip a teaspoon
into cold water, then spoon teaspoonfuls of batter on top of simmering chicken mixture.
Cook, covered, 15 minutes without lifting lid. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
To prepare Dumplings: In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
Blend in shortening and milk; mix well Chicken & Dumplings Recipe.


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