Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Dumplings using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by adonaispearl

Makes 12 servings



from cooks.com altered as to taste

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Dumplings

4 lbs chicken
2 quarts chicken broth
2 tbls parsley
1 onion
1 tsp bay leaf
2 cloves garlic
1 black pepper
2 tbls butter
2 stalks celery

Dumplings:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup whipping cream
2 tblsp corn starch

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Dumplings

  1. Wash chicken, inside and out. Place in a large enough pot to cover with about 2 quarts of water or chicken broth and bouillon powder (a bouillon cube or soup base may be substituted. Add celery, a bay leaf (optional), parsley, pepper, onion and garlic. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce heat immediately to low; simmer for 60-90 minutes until chicken is very tender.

  2. Remove chicken from the broth and set on a dish to cool.Continue to simmer the broth over low heat while preparing the dumplings.

  3. When chicken becomes cool enough to handle, cut into bite size pieces, removing bones and skin. Set de-boned chicken aside.

  4. Dumplings: In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, mixing well. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or a large fork (pastry makers mix in the shortening using their hands - if you want to try, dip your hands in ice cold water for a minute, then dry your hands first; it's important not to melt the butter!)

  5. Cooks Note: Butter is the shortening used in this recipe.

  6. Add cold buttermilk, a few spoons at a time, mixing the dough from the outside in with fork until a soft dough forms (do not overmix - about 2 minutes total). You may need to add a small amount of buttermilk or flour to adjust the consistency of the dough due to flour storage conditions or humidity in the environment. Add liquid if the dough is very dry and crumbly after it has been mixed; add flour if the dough is very sticky.

  7. Roll dough out on a work surface which has been lightly sprinkled with with flour to prevent sticking. Roll dough out thinly, about 1/8" thick, then slice into strips, each about 2 inches in length.

  8. Gently drop the dumplings into the simmering chicken broth. Stir them gently to prevent sticking. Add chicken, pepper and butter and simmer for another 10 minutes or so before serving.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 383.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
415
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
138mg
46%
Sodium
793mg
33%
Potassium
595mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
21.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
50.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 10% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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