Sunday, February 9, 2014

Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe comes from my side of the family. We tend to cook more Italian food than Pa Dutch, which makes this fun to share a recipe that was one of my childhood favorites. This is a recipe that you need to have most of the day to make but is worth the effort and wonderful on a cold winter day!

3 lb fryer chicken
1 whole onion (diced)
2 carrots (diced)
2 celery stalks (diced)
3 bay leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste

Step 1:
Fill a large pot with water and add fryer chicken, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Bring pot to a simmer and cook on low heat for 3 hours (or until chicken reaches 165 degrees)

Step 2:
Remove chicken from pot and add vegetables to water, continue to allow broth and vegetables to simmer on a low heat.

Step 3:
Pull chicken off of the bone and add chicken meat to simmering pot.

Step 4:
Dumplings (recipe from Bisquick box...a family favorite)
3 cups of Bisquick
1 cup of milk
Mix until soft and add by spoonfuls onto boiling soup. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes and then cover and cook for 10 more minutes

My mom sometimes would make homemade noodles instead of dumplings or add egg noodles to make it chicken soup...either way it is delicious on these cold winter days!

A picture of our backyard after the ice storm.
Enjoy and stay warm...

1 comment:

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh my word - haven't had this in years. My mum used to make dumplings on top of pork and sauerkraut.



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