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Old Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings

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Old fashioned chicken and dumplings is a simple stew like preparation . Made with buttermilk flou sumplings, the old fashioned chicken and dumplings is homely and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. One can add a few veggies of choice to make this dish a complete meal with rice or dinner rolls.
  Broiler fryer 3 Pound (1 whole)
  Water 2 Quart
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Place chicken in a Dutch oven; add water and 1 teaspoon salt.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender.
Remove chicken, and let it cool slightly.
Bone chicken, cutting meat into bite size pieces; set aside.
Bring broth to a boil; add pepper.
Combine flour, soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a well floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
For drop dumplings, pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Pinch off dough in 1 1/2 inch pieces, and drop into boiling broth.
Reduce heat to medium low, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
Stir in chicken.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4311 Calories from Fat 2280

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 254 g390.4%

Saturated Fat 70.3 g351.4%

Trans Fat 5.9 g

Cholesterol 1020.5 mg340.2%

Sodium 4572.1 mg190.5%

Total Carbohydrates 199 g66.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.3%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 286 g571.7%

Vitamin A 38.1% Vitamin C 36.3%

Calcium 18.9% Iron 132.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Old Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings Recipe