Cook2 hrs 30 mins
My mom made a similar recipe for this comforting dish, and I still remember the wonderful aroma of chicken and dumplings cooking throughout the house. She didn't make it often, but when she did, what a treat. I especially loved the light, tender dumplings, which is still my most favorite part of this dish. (In a pinch, Bisquick dumplings are also very good). For those of you, like my good friend Cindy, who like a more Southern style of dumpling (heavier, chewier), the recipe is at the bottom. This recipe is from Steph's Country Kitchen Goodness. This is my favorite website for recipes.
- 1 large broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons oil
- Combine chicken, celery, carrots, onion, chicken broth, parsley, chicken bouillon granules, salt and pepper in a large pan or dutch oven; add enough water to cover chicken.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours or until chicken is done.
- Remove chicken and let stand until cool enough to handle.
- Remove skin from chicken and tear meat away from bones.
- Return meat to soup; discard skin and bones.
- Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
- Return soup to a simmer.
- In a mixing bowl, combine dumpling ingredients and mix well to form a stiff dough.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls into simmering soup.
- Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
- *SOUTHERN STYLE DUMPLINGS (heavier and chewier) 2 cups flour, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 beaten eggs. Combine flour, broth, baking powder and eggs; mix well to form a stiff batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls into simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.