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Chicken and Dumplings

Sue Lau
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Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course, Soups and Stews, Stew
Cuisine American, Southern



  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks about 8
  • salt and black pepper
  • flour as needed to dredge chicken
  • cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium onions cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 48 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk


Prepare the stew:

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper then dredge in flour and shake off excess.
  • Brown chicken in about 1/2 inch of cooking oil in a skillet then drain and set aside.
  • Heat butter in a dutch oven and add celery, carrots and onions, and saute until onions soften but not browned.
  • Add garlic, bay leaf, thyme and poultry seasoning, stirring well.
  • Add flour, stirring to coat the vegetables, then stir in the chicken broth and cook until it comes to a boil, stirring.
  • Place chicken drumsticks on top,then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes.

Prepare the dumplings.

  • Place shortening, flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse to mix.
  • Add dried parsley, chives and buttermilk, stirring by hand to make a batter. Set aside.
  • Remove chicken legs from stew and keep warm.
  • Add milk to stew and stir.
  • Drop dumpling batter into boiling stew by the tablespoonful; cook uncovered at a simmer for 12 minutes.
  • Then cover the pot and cook 10-12 minutes more or until dumplings are cooked thorough.
  • Remove dumplings from stew and place in a dish. Add the chicken back to the pan to briefly warm, then serve chicken and stew with dumplings.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword chicken, dumplings
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