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Homemade Chicken And Dumplings

Friday, April 04, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! Dinner this evening is...take a look!


6-8 Chicken thighs
Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3-4 carrots, diced
2-3 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic
8 C. chicken stock
1/2-1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
cracked pepper
salt to taste


1 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. shortening
3/4 C. milk


Place the chicken thighs in a large pot and cover with water. Simmer until chicken is done. Remove thighs to a cutting board. Drain liquid. Dry out the pot.
Pour a small amount of olive oil in the pot, heat over med. heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook and stir til veggies start to soften, about 5-8 mins. Add the garlic, stir til fragrant. Then pour in the chicken stock.
Pick the meat from the chicken thighs and add it back to the pot. Stir in the dried herbs and pepper. Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed. Note: if your soup looks thick, add more liquid. The dumplings really thicken up the soup, so err on the side of more liquid than you think you need.)
Bring the soup to a boil. While it is coming to a boil, make the dumpling mixture by placing the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the shortening and pulse til blended. With the machine running, add the milk til is just comes together.
With the soup boiling, drop in the dumpling mixture by spoonfuls. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Reduce heat slightly. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Serve. Enjoy!

Thought of the day~ Do not judge or gauge other people's spiritual progress. We have eons to evolve, and although we're all fruit on the same tree, we do not all ripen at the same time. There are no 'shoulds' in compassionate thinking! Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSER05 4/10/2014 9:42AM

    I love chicken and dumplings

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WEKIMER 4/7/2014 12:10PM

  Oh I haven't had this for ages and I've been wanting to make it. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy the way you make it! kim

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123ELAINE456 4/5/2014 3:05AM

  Sounds Yummy. Thank You.

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859320 4/5/2014 12:13AM

  sounds yummy.

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PLATINUM755 4/4/2014 11:20PM

    Oh, yum! I've been thinking about dumplings for the last week, albeit I was thinking of blueberry dumplings for dessert, this works!

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DARLENEK04 4/4/2014 9:36PM

    My Aunt used to always make me homemade chicken and noodles....hers were
the best in the world....
My mom made terrific chicken and dumplings.

Thanks doll, I will copy and save....

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BERRY4 4/4/2014 6:58PM

    We often had chicken & dumplings after mom bought a stewing hen.
Only one time, mom goofed and grabbed the cinnamon instead of the black pepper. That was NOT a good experience! But it was in the days when you cleaned your plate because you just did not throw food out. ...I survived.

And yes, mom also used Bisquick as the "quick & easy" way to add the dumplings at the end of cooking.

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ARTJAC 4/4/2014 5:42PM


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FISHGUT3 4/4/2014 1:50PM

    Sounds Great!

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NGCHILD 4/4/2014 1:12PM

    Sounds yummy!! Enjoy!!


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RHOOK20047 4/4/2014 12:49PM

    Makes me think of my mother, she made the best chicken and dumplings and my wife doesn't make it at all. Those were the days. Have some for me!

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WILLOW49 4/4/2014 12:00PM

    One of my favorite comfort foods!

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MAGA99 4/4/2014 11:31AM

    I cheat I use baking mix for my dumplings

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    One of my favorite foods.

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EVIE4NOW 4/4/2014 11:16AM

  Sounds delicious, especially on a cold day. Thanks.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/4/2014 11:10AM

    Reminds me of a "comfort food meal" my Grandma would make!


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ANDREWMOM 4/4/2014 11:07AM

    Thanx for sharing!

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