Chicken and Dumplings (((Excellent)))

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Recipe by Alan Leonetti

This is a wonderful recipe for Chicken and Dumplings. So many people screw up on making dumplings, but you won't if you follow this recipe. There are many easy recipes, but I do not believe in taking shortcuts. This recipe is well worth the extra time and work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a stockpot, place the chicken covered with water.
  2. Heat to a boil and after 5 minutes of boiling, skim off any impurities from the top.
  3. Add the mirepoix and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and cook until fork tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove the chicken and strain the stock, reserving the liquid.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the 1 cup of flour, salt, baking powder and parsley in a bowl.
  7. Cut in the butter with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  8. Add 3 1/3 oz. of milk and stir briefly with a fork.
  9. Add only enough of the remaining milk to make the dough hold together.
  10. Roll dough out to 1/4" thickness.
  11. Cut dough into 2" round balls.
  12. Heat the strained stock to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  13. Drop in the dumplings and DO NOT STIR.
  14. When they rise to the top, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until they are cooked inside.
  15. Keep warm.
  16. Combine the canola oil and 2/3 oz. of flour and heat together until light brown in color, which will resemble a blonde roux.
  17. Add a little hot stock to the roux to loosen it, and then add the roux to the simmering stock.
  18. Heat to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until the starch is fully cooked and the mixture is smooth.
  19. Strain the sauce through a fine strainer and keep warm.
  20. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into quarters and partially debone.
  21. To serve, place a portion of chicken on a preheated dinner plate and arrange the dumplings around the chicken, and then cover with sauce.

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