Chicken and Dumplings

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My husband makes this the BEST!

Preparation time:
Cooking time: approximately 40 minutes

Serves: 6


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?


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

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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