Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
A wonderful Chicken and Dumpling recipe cooked Southern Style!
- 1 (2 1/2 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup or 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ice water
- 1 cup salt
- 1⁄4 cup black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup garlic powder
- House Seasoning is wonderful to spice up any recipe so keep some in your pantry; Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months; Yield 1 1/2 cups.
- To start the chicken: Place the chicken, celery, onion, bay leaves, bouillon, and 1 tsp.
- House Seasoning in a large pot.
- Add 4 quarts of water and in water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Simmer the chicken until it is tender and the thigh juices run clear, about 40 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and, when it is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and separate the meat from the bones.
- Return the chicken meat to the pot.
- Keep warm over low heat.
- To prepare the dumplings: Mix the flour with the salt and mound together in a mixing bowl.
- Beginning at the center of the mound, drizzle a small amount of ice water over the flour.
- Using your fingers, and moving from the center to the sides of the bowl, gradually incorporate about 3/4 cup of ice water.
- Knead the dough and form it into ball.
- Dust a good amount of flour onto a clean work surface.
- Roll out the dough (it will be firm), working from center to 1/8-inch thick.
- Let the dough relax for several minutes.
- Add the cream of celery soup to the pot with the chicken and simmer gently over medium-low heat.
- Cut the dough into 1-inch pieces.
- Pull a piece in half and drop the halves into the simmering soup.
- Do not stir the chicken once the dumplings have been added.
- Gently move the pot in a circular motion so the dumplings become submerged and cook evenly.
- Cook until the dumplings float and are no longer doughy, 3 to 4 minutes.
- To serve, ladle chicken, gravy, and dumplings into warm bowls.
- Cook's Note: If the chicken stew is too thin it can be thickened before the dumplings are added.
- Simply mix together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water then whisk this mixture into the stew.