Chicken and Dumplings

Commonly found in the American south and midwest, this humble classic is believed to originate sometime during the Great Depression.  Traditionally made by boiling an entire chicken in water, the broth would have then been used to cook dumplings made from a mixture of flour, shortening (or butter), and milk (or other liquid).  Given the harsh economic times, the addition of vegetables was not always possible, but popular options included chopped carrots, celery, and turnip greens.

What is Chicken and Dumplings?

Soften the vegetables. In a large pot, add the onions, carrots, and celery. Slowly cook the vegetables until they begin to soften then stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings


Sprinkle with flour and add some broth.

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings


Poach the chicken & prepare the dumpling dough.

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings


Shred the chicken and cook the dumplings...then serve!

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings


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