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Chicken and Dumplings 3
1 fryer or stewing hen
1/2 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, rough chopped
4 carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Put the chicken and giblets, if desired, into a large pot. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to keep chicken at a low boil.
Add the onion.
Stew chicken for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until done, adding more water as needed.
Remove chicken to platter and let cool.
Add the other vegetables to the broth and maintain at a low boil.
When chicken is cool, bone and skin it. Tear or cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and add to the stew.
Raise heat to bring a high boil while you prepare the dumplings.
Dumplings: Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut the shortening into this mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.
tir in milk to make a very soft dough.
Drop the dough by spoonsful into the boiling stew, taking care to drop it on the meat or the vegetables - not directly into the broth.
Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, then cover and cook 10 minutes longer.
Chicken and Dumpling Recipes