Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place chicken in a large pot. (Turn chicken upside down; cook it with the breast side down to prevent drying. )
  • Add the water, broth, carrot, onion, celery and salt.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and lower heat.
  • Simmer for 60 to 70 minutes, or until tender and chicken is done. Remove chicken and let it cool enough to handle.
  • Remove the carrot, onion and celery from the broth and set aside. Leave the broth in the pot.
  • Bone chicken.
  • Discard all skin, bones and cartilage.
  • Tear meat into bite sized pieces.
  • Set aside.
  • For dumplings:
  • Mix flour, baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt in bowl.
  • Cut in the shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is consistency of cornmeal.
  • Add the buttermilk, (or milk).
  • Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and ONLY knead 4 or 5 times.
  • For drop dumplings:
  • Pat dough down to a 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Pinch off 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  • For rolled dumplings:
  • Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut into strips, about 2 x 2 inches.
  • Bring broth to a boil.
  • With the chicken broth at a low rolling boil, drop in the dumplings, one or two at a time, and reduce heat to medium.
  • Stir from time to time to make sure dumplings do not stick together. Cook dumplings 10 minutes.
  • Return chicken and vegetables to the mixture.
  • Simmer until heated through.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper and remove from heat.
  • Serve in low, flat bowls.

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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
    ONE OF MY FAVORITE DISHES - THANK YOU - LEEBEAR
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    daking ate it and said...
    Yummy !! great post thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    oh you know how to cook! Mare
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    I love this ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    You got that right,Nothin' like down home cookin'!This sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    You make me wish we were neighbors! We always share what we cook. Love it. Mare
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe - count me in! Thanks so much...
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    Hi there!!!! Hope you had a great trip. Miss our late night chats. This does sound great!
    jett
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