07 October 2014

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings #Recipe


I just love chicken & dumplings! The key to a good chicken & dumpling meal is the creamy mixture and dumplings. I got this awesome recipe from a family friend of my mom's and it is the best recipe I have found! Not the healthiest....this meal is about comfort and its yummy goodness! It's an easy meal to make and feeds a family of 4. If you have more than 4 members in your family I would add more chicken and an extra 1/2 of the dumpling mix--make sure you're using a big cooking pan!

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp. Shortening
4 Tbsp. Flour
1 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Cups Diced Cooked Chicken
1 Cup Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Chopped Onions

Directions:
Melt shortening in a large cooking pan on stove: blend in flour, garlic powder and salt. Add milk and chicken stock. Cook over low heat until smooth and thick. Stir in onions and chicken; blend well. *An easy way to cook chicken is to cube it raw, then add your chicken to boiling water. Boil until no longer pink.

Dumplings:
1 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup Milk
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp. Melted Shortening

Directions: 
Mix ingredients with shortening and milk; blend to moisten. Drop by teaspoon onto chicken; cover. Cook 15-20 minutes over low-medium heat.


I like to always serve this meal with a side of veggies, any vegetable really! You're gonna love the fluffiness of the dumplings, they're not doughy at all! Just and salt and pepper to taste! Enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. Yum! This would be great to have when it gets cooler!

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  2. this looks sooooooooooooo delish.. i wanna make it!!! yummmmmmmmm

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  3. Shortening is not something we use in our house. We have a chicken and dumpling recipe for the crockpot that doesn't use any shortening.

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    1. I don't use shortening that often, only for a few recipes. I'm sure you could substitute with butter!

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  4. Christina Strapp LambertOctober 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    This looks so good. I have never made these so I will have to try this recipe.

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  5. This looks AMAZING!!! I am so glad you posted this because I am definitely gonna make it now. Thanks!!

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  6. I love chicken n' dumplings and only get them when we go to a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Now I can have them anytime! I even pinned it so I know exactly where to go when I'm ready to make them. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Oh yes, Cracker Barrel does have chicken and dumplings that is good! You're welcome, enjoy!

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  7. I have not had chicken and dumplings in a long time. This looks so good. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Yummy! It has been a long time since I had chicken and dumplings. I don't know why. I used to make them quite often. Winter is good for making it. Won't be long.

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  9. I used to loved this when I was little. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. This sounds great, thank you for sharing with us and have a lovely day!

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