Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Nothing warms up a cold day like an Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe.

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6 SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler chicken, dressed and cut into 8 pieces (3 to 5 pounds)
  • Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lard, cold and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  • Place chicken pieces in large saucepan with enough water to cover and add pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Cover and simmer until chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
  • To prepare dumplings, combine flour, baking powder and remaining salt in large bowl.
  • Using pastry blender or fork, cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
  • Add milk, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix until soft dough forms; set aside.
  • When chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink at bone, transfer to cutting board. Remove skin, shred chicken, and discard or set bones aside for later use.
  • Return shredded chicken to pot. Bring stew to boiling.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into pot.
  • Cover pot and boil for 12 minutes, or until dumplings have doubled in size.
  • Serve immediately.
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Nothing warms up a cold day like an Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe. This classic country recipe is as simple as it is tasty.

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