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Chicken & Dumplings - Homestyle

Chicken and Dumplings (My sister Edith's recipe)

A wonderful recipe for home made chicken & dumplings, just like my sister Edith made!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish


  • 1 hen (or 4 large chicken breasts - do not remove skin)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 cups plain flour (sifted)
  • salt & pepper


  • Cook chicken in large pot (cover chicken with water) until well done. Let cool.
  • Remove chicken from pot. Shred and save until later.
  • Pour 2 cups cooled broth into bed of flour to form dough.
  • Divide dough into several pieces and roll out with rolling pin.
  • Cut dough into strips.
  • Reheat broth in pot to rolling boil.
  • Add butter and allow to melt.
  • Drop dumplings into boiling broth. Let boil 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Put shredded chicken back into pot and boil 5 minutes more.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
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