Chicken and Dumplings

Submitted by: Patty Mejia Burke
My husband makes this the BEST!

Serves: 6

Cooking time:

Ingredients

5 pounds chicken pieces
2 whole carrots-- sliced thin
2 whole celery stalks -- sliced fine
1 large onion -- finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme -- crumbled
1/2 teaspoon rosemary -- crumbled
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper -- freshly ground
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons parsley -- minced
4 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk - maybe 1 cup?

Method

Rinse chicken, place in large pot,cover with water. Add carrots, celery, onion, thyme, rosemary, 2 tsp salt, and pepper. Bring to boil, reduce heat and
simmer.

Combine flour, baking powder, 1 tsp salt and parsley in bowl. Cut in shortening until resembles course meal. Add milk and stir briefly with fork.
Add only enough millk to make dough hold together.

When chicken has simmered 20 minutes, drop spoonfuls of dough on top of bubbling broth. Cover and steam for 20 minutes without lifting cover.

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