Boggis's Chicken (Chicken & Dumplings)

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I love this recipe! It is from the Roald Dahl story, The Fantastic Mr. Fox and can be seen in "Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes". I suggest you try it. It is definitely worth the work. Kids will love the meal as much as they will love the story. From your friend, StinaWina, the 9 year old chef

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put chicken into a large pot with other ingredients, except the peas.
  2. Add enough water to cover 3/4 of the chicken.
  3. Cover pot and bring to a gentle boil, reducing heat to a simmer.
  4. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove chicken from pot and cool.
  6. Reserve the liquid and carrots.
  7. Skim off any fat.
  8. Chop up chicken into bite sized pieces.
  9. Sauce: Melt butter and add flour.
  10. Stir, cooking for 1 minute.
  11. Combine milk and chicken stock and gradually add to butter/flour mixture.
  12. Boil and cook for one minute.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. stir in 5 1/2 tablespoons of parsley, salt and pepper.
  15. Dumplings: Mix together flour, baking powder, shortening, corn (optional), salt and pepper.
  16. Bind with enough cold water to make a smooth dough.
  17. With floured hands, divide the dough into 12 portions and roll into balls.
  18. In a large pot, bring sauce back to a simmer and add the chicken, carrots, peas and dumplings (they will sink).
  19. Cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes until dumplings are light and fluffy.
  20. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve.

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Delicious! This recipe is from my niece, StinaWina, so I have tried this tasty dish. It takes a while to prepare, but you are on to other aspects of the recipe while others are cooking. It is a super dish for fall/winter. Christina is right....you'll love the dish as much as you love the story (which I HIGHLY recommend for kids AND adults).

DeSouter October 31, 2004

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