Very Basic Chicken and Dumplings

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READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by allie911

May substitute frozen biscuits for dumplings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and herbs in Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from heat.
  2. Allow chicken to cool; shred.
  3. Strain broth and return to Dutch oven. If necessary, add water or additional (packaged) broth to make 2 quarts. Add soup, butter, and salt and pepper to broth. Return to a boil.
  4. Meanwhile, make dumplings: Place flour in large bowl. Add shortening and milk. Stir until moistened. Add more flour as necessary to make a soft dough.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into strips. Drop strips into boiling chicken stock. Boil 2-3 minutes, stirring gently. Fold in chicken and eggs. Simmer 20-30 minutes.

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