Homemade Chicken And Dumplings With Boiled Eggs. Easy southern recipe for a tastier meal.
- 1 whole chicken cut into pieces
- 1 onion
- 2 stalks celery cut into thirds
- 8 cups chicken broth
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 3/4 cups flour plus extra for dusting
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 hard boiled eggs peel then cut in halves
Combine chicken, onion, celery and chicken broth in a large pot. Salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered 45-60 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken, onion and celery from broth. Discard skin and bones and chop remaining chicken, set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and shortening with a fork until shortening is mixed in.
Add milk a little at a time and mix until combined (you may not need all of it, you want a soft but not sticky dough).
Knead a few times on a floured surface until dough is smooth.
Generously flour your surface and roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into 1 inch by 2 inch strips. Flour generously to avoid sticking.
Add the cooked chopped chicken to broth.
Gently add dumplings to broth. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Boil 2 eggs for 10 minutes. Cool, peel and cut in halves then stir into chicken and dumplings.