Boggis's Chicken (Chicken & Dumplings)

Recipe by StinaWina
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




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