Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chicken & Dumplings ~ Erin

chicken and dumplings

chicken, whole or jboneless breasts….boil chicken until tender
1 cup sifted flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup milk
2 T salad oil or chicken gracy or chicken broth from cooking the chicken

prepare stewed chicken… chicken in a pot with water to cover it. Add parsley, celery, onions, carrot, salt and pepper. when chicken is almost tender, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and oil, and add to dry ingredients. Stir just enough to moisten. Drop from tablespoon directly onto the chicken in the boiling stock. Cover tightly and return to boiling. reduce heat...DON'T LIFT COVER! simmer 12-15 minutes. remove dumplings and chicken to hot platter. keep hot while preparing chicken gravy. [makes around 10 dumplings]

chicken gravy

strain broth from stewed chicken. Measure 1 quart of broth into a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Combine 1 1/2 cup flour and 1 cup of cold water. Gradually add to boiling broth, mixing well[with a whisk]. Cook, stirring constantly till thick and bubbly. season with 1 1/2 t salt and 1/8 t pepper. pour over chicken and dumplings. garnish with parsley. 6-8 servings

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