How to make it

  • If you want chicken pieces and fresh broth, boil a whole chicken until done. If not, use canned broth. (Do not use the clear broth)
  • Beat the egg in large bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Add 2/3 cup chicken broth. Mix.
  • Slowly add flour until you have dough.
  • Take dough out of bowl and place on rolling mat (or flour coated aluminum foil)
  • Knead in more flour until dough is no longer sticky. Don't add too much or dumplings will be hard.
  • Break off a tennis ball size amount of dough. If there is any stickiness, slowly knead in more flour.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured non-stick surface. I flip and roll many times, until it is so thin you can almost see through it.
  • I use a pizza cutter to cut into strips, then in smaller pieces.
  • Layer the strips on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Once a layer is full, add more wax paper and start another layer.
  • Repeat until all dough is gone.
  • You can either freeze them stacked this way for up to a month, or cook right then.
  • If you freeze, wrap tightly with aluminum foil made for the freezer. Dumplings can go straight from the freezer into the pot, no need to thaw.
  • Bring broth to a roiling boil. You want enough broth to make sure all dumplings are covered and not crowded. I use a large pan or stock pot.
  • Add 1 stick butter to broth for flavor and to prevent sticking.
  • Quickly add dumplings into boiling broth. You can add more broth if you see it is needed.
  • Try to stir only to prevent sticking. Over stirring will cause soggy dumplings.
  • Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Boil dumplings until they are cooked all the way through, usually 7-10 minutes at a full boil.
  • Remove from heat to prevent over cooking.
  • Add chicken pieces if desired.
  • Refigerate leftover dumplings. Reheat in microwave. More broth can be added when reheating if dumplings seem dry.

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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Oh Asley! What good is that treadmill going to do me now! These sound irresistible. You deserve a 5 after rolling all those out!
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    I agree, yummy! Love homemade dumplings :)
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Great... ! Yummmmmmmmmmy!
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  • kismet 10 years ago
    Never can go wrong with Homemade Chicken and Dumplings,a stick to you ribs,Thank-you for the recipe.
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