Recipe by Lana Walker
"This is an old family recipe developed by my grandmother, whose arthritic hands would not allow her to roll noodles. Each generation has made small changes to suit their families. A simple and wholesome chicken and dumpling soup."
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1 (3 pound)
This is an excellent recipe. But, I'm fortunate I have been making these dumplings forever. Old family recipe with stew for me, but I hate stew meat. When making these dumplings, I work the opposite, I have the eggs in the dish and keep adding flour to the egg. It MUST be the perfect mix or they do not come out correctly, but trust me once you get it, they are the best, much better than oven roll dough. When you are mixing these, you take some mixture onto the spoon, if it falls off quickly, add more flour, until the mixture almost needs a push with your finger to get off the spoon into the hot broth. When you add it to the broth, if it explodes, the mixture is too wet. Give it another try....this is a great recipe, you will enjoy Lana's family treasure.
After following the receipe to a T, I thought I was going to have to throw the whole thing out. I thought out removing the dumplings and making them from another receipe, but changed my mind. When it says make the dumplings small, it means...make them pea size! These were the worst tasting dumplings I have ever tried. I then added a chopped up onion, some poultry seasoning, chopped garlic, parsley, lot of salt and pepper. I continued cooking them on low for another hour. The flavor got better on the soup part, but the dumplings are something to be desired, unless you like hard rubber. Blah! Can biscuits make better dumplings. If this family grew up beleiving these were dumplings, they would think that they had died and gone to heaven if they had the real thing. Sorry, never again. Renamed: Chicken Soup with rubber droppings.
After a separation from my wife of 14 years I've had to start cooking and like any man I take the easy way out lol... This recipe was so simple for me and it turned out fantastic... I noticed the dumplings were way too dry after adding all the eggs, maybe large eggs would of been better, but I only had 4 eggs, so I substituted another egg with a 1/4 cup milk and added two packs of chicken gravy mix instead of the boullion cubes turned out fantastic... I've made this meal 4 times now and every time it's been a success for me....
This was one of the easiest chicken and dumpling recipes I've ever seen. My family loved it! My husband had me make it 3 times in one week. The only thing that I did different was to use 5 eggs instead of 4...5 just didn't seem to make the flour doughy enough. Also, I added 1 10.5oz can of campbells cream of chicken soup. I didn't do this the first time and it was still wonderful. The second time, I used a bit too much water and wanted to try and thicken it up. I didn't know it was going to give it such a wonderful added flavor. Recommended!
The dumplings in this recipe turned out tough. I prefer light, fluffy dumplings. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if this is the way the recipe intends for them to be. The flavor of the gravy (I thickened it with a flour/milk mixture), however, was excellent. I used the Basic Chicken Stock recipe from this website to cook the chicken. One other note: don't stir too much after putting the cut up chicken in; it tends to get shredded up.
I tried this recipe because of the dumpling mixture and was terribly disappointed. The eggs made the dough too hard once the dumplings had cooked and my husband wouldn't even eat them. I added some celery, carrots and green beans to the broth to make it thicker and the broth and chicken was great. Probably won't use again. Sorry.
This is a good basic recipe, however the dumplings are not really that good. I made it a second time and used bisquick for the dumplings and they were fantastic.
YUCK! I found the dumplins rubbery and lacking flavor...I then added some poultry seasoning and pepper to the mix....finding that the orig recipe for the dumplins was too dry and hard, I added a bit of milk as suggested by another rater....improved it a bit...consensus among the 3 of us....2 liked it, I didn't and won't try it again. still too rubbery.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken and Dumplings I
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 343
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