Ingredients

How to make it

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper; Place chicken, celery and onion in a Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until chicken is tender (about 20 minutes per pound). Remove chicken and keep warm. Add water to measure 4 qts. Set aside 1/2 cup for dumplings. Return remaining broth to the Dutch oven; add Poultry seasoning and bouillon.
  • For dumplings, in a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in enough hot broth to make a firm but manageable dough.
  • Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil. Roll dough to 1/16-in. thickness; cut into 2-in. squares. Drop one at a time into boiling broth. Reheat the broth to boiling over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook dumplings uncovered until tender, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately with the chicken.

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  • natscats 1 year ago
    I have a question. Maybe dumb, but do you strain the broth after the chicken is cooked?
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  • mamaswan 1 year ago
    I woke up craving my grandmothers chicken and dumplings and my search immediately turned up your recipe. Oddly enough, my grandmother is a Johnson from Laurel. I suspect we are related. I will know for sure once I use your recipe!
    Best,
    Your long lost cousin Danika
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  • 22566 2 years ago
    You should'nt be in a stew,Jack...
    We'll just call this 'Chick Heaven'
    Teasing grin...how have you been?
    Wishing you and your family a loving,caring,hoilday season.
    Kindest of Regards
    Joyce
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  • KGilkey 2 years ago
    Very good! The dumplings are perfect!
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    " It was excellent "
    lizzyborden ate it and said...
    The best slippery dumplings and chix I have ever made. YUM Glad I found this receipe.
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  • jag925 3 years ago
    I found your recipe last year and have been using it ever since! Absolutely the best slick dumplings! I just picked up an antique Wagner Ware dutch oven at an auction and can't wait to make this recipe using an authentic cast iron dutch oven!!! Thanks for posting this recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I have died and gone to HEAVEN! This is the way my friends from Maryland made them. I never got the recipe before she passed. Thank you!

    we have a hard time getting stewing hens here.. can I use the fryers?
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Good, good, good!
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  • kandisinmi 5 years ago
    I LOVE chicken & dumplings! My Great Grandma Herzberger used to make it with potato dumplings...WONDERFUL!!! It took me years to replicate her recipe, 'cause I was only 6 years old when she died, but I remembered them so well!
    One of my girlfriends' family made this type of dumpling; they called them sliders. I've never had them, but they really sound worth trying. Thanks for the recipe!
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  • fluttergirl 5 years ago
    Oh man I cant wait to try this. I was just saying the other day I needed to try my had at Chicken and Dumplings.
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  • shandy 5 years ago
    Until I went back to Maryland, I had only experienced fluffy dumplings. Slippery dumplings are in their own world of fantastic goodness! Once I tried these, I was hooked and my Great Aunt used to make them for me. She lives in Pokemoke, MD. Thank you for sharing the recipe =)
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  • irishiz 5 years ago
    JJ - I almost missed this one and I wouldn't be happy if I did! I've only heard about slippery dumplings and have been wanting to try them so now I can make them myself with a tried-and-true recipe. Thanks!!
    IrishIz
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Sounds WONDERFUL and EASY! 55555 :)
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    Yum! An interesting twist on an old favorite. Thanks for sharing! - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    This sounds like a superb chicken and dumplin recipe - like I grew up on, the "slick" dumplins..love it, thanks so much!
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  • hungryjohn 5 years ago
    There's nothing I like better than chicken and dumplings. Alas, my wife hates 'em.
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Great Recipe. No one can beat anyone's Grandma's chicken & dumplings. There is just something magical about them. Brings back memories of my Grandma's farm. The chickens were caught, butchered, cooked and eaten all in the same day...;-)~ I love these dumplings, the shortening makes them... Thanks for sharing Jim
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  • lara38 5 years ago
    My daughter loves this... can't wait to try this, it looks wonderful. Thanks, Lara
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  • jlv1023 5 years ago
    love chicken & dumpling, will give this recipe a try
    thanks
    janet
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  • sas 5 years ago
    Oh yeah, this is cool weather "comfort food" at it's best. Oh, I can't wait to try this. I am hoping to have this for Sunday. The temperature is dropping and I haven't had this in ages. I'll let you know~~~~~~Sas
    Thanks
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