Chicken n Dumplings
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30min
  • Servings: 6-10
  • Preparation Time: 1hr
  • 1 Chicken, stewed, skinned & boned
  • 4c chicken stock (from cooking the chicken; if you're short, add milk to make at least 4c liquid)
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1 Celery, diced
  • 1sm Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 stick Butter, halved
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2c Flour
  • 3c Bisquick
  • 1c Buttermilk
DIRECTIONS
  1. * Saute veggies and garlic, seasoned w/salt & pepper, in 1/2 stick butter in a Dutch oven or other large, heavy pot til tender, 7-10min; remove from pan drippings and set aside w/your shredded chicken.
  2. * Add other 1/2 of butter to pot, reduce heat and add flour; whisk and cook to form a thick paste, approx 3-4min. BE CAREFUL NOT TO SCORCH, but you want to cook it some.
  3. * While whisking, slowly pour in a slow, small stream approx 2c of stock, whisking while it incorporates and thickens.
  4. * Continue adding stock and whisking to incorporate til you've used it all and you have a slightly thick chicken "sauce" or "gravy".
  5. * Allow sauce to come to a low boil, and while this is cooking, mix together Bisquick and buttermilk to form a stiff dough.
  6. * Once sauce is at a constant bubbling simmer, begin dropping dough in by the spoonful; as you add new dropfuls, push them under those already at the surface.
  7. * Cook at a simmer, stirring periodically, 15min til dumplings are cooked thru.
  8. * Add chicken and veggies back to pot, and cook another 5-10min to heat thru.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
BY request! Also- you can sub a couple of canned cream o chicken soup in place of making the sauce yourself...