Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gina's Chicken and Dumplings

1 stewing chicken (4-5 lbs), 2 broiler fryers (3 lbs each) or 2-4 chicken breasts
1 sm onion, sliced
2-3 carrots, sliced
3-4 celery stalks, sliced
1 tsp salt
4 T butter
6 T flour
1/8 tsp paprika
1/2 cp cream
pepper to taste
ca. 3 bouillon cubes, preferably Knorr vegetable bouillon cubes

Simmer chicken, onion, carrots, celery, and salt in enough water/stock/broth to cover. Cook until chicken is done, 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Remove chicken from broth. Remove skin and bones and dice meat. Melt butter, stir in flour and paprika. Add paste to chicken stock gradually; stir; cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken, cream, pepper and seasonings. Prepare dumplings:

3 cp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 T fat
1 egg
1 cp water

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Work in fat. Stir egg and water together and add to flour/fat mixture. Knead dough ca. 5-6 times and roll to 1/4". Cut in 2" strips and then in diamond's, 2" wide. Drop dumplings into boiling/bubbling chicken mixture while stirring, pushing them down into the mixture. Cook with lid tilted till dumplings are done, ca. 30 minutes.

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