Chicken 'n Dumplings - old style

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 4hrs




  • Cut chicken into serving pieces and place in a large pot.
  • Cover chicken with water.
  • Add the onion, celery and bay leaf.
  • Cover and simmer for 3 hours or until tender.
  • Remove chicken.
  • Strain and measure broth.
  • There should be approximately 4 cups of broth.
  • If there is more, reduce by boiling; if less, add water.
  • Mix flour with a little cold water to form a smooth paste.
  • Stir into broth and heat until thickened.
  • Add cream, salt, sage, thyme and pepper.
  • Remove the chicken from bones and return meat to gravy.
  • Prepare dumplings and drop by spoonfuls into hot gravy.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes with out removing lid.
  • Serve chicken surrounded by dumplings on a large, deep platter.
  • Dumplings: Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  • Mix egg and milk and stir into the dry ingredients.
  • Drop into hot gravy and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with hearty root veggies on the side.