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Southern Chicken Dumplings


This is my Grandmother's recipe, and is vague in places. I'll add detail as I can.

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  • Boiling chicken (hen)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 stick of butter (oleo/margarine)
  • Sweet Milk
  • Black pepper to taste


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Boil the chicken until done, skin and de-bone and set aside the meat. Add pepper to broth to taste.

Step 2

Mix the flour and salt, and work in the butter.

Step 3

Add enough Sweet Milk to form a hard dough.

Step 4

Roll out the dough on a floured surface and sift with flour to ease cutting and thicken the broth. Cut dough into small lengths. While doing this, bring broth back up to a boil.

Step 5

Drop into the lengths of dough into boiling broth. Cook dumplings WITHOUT a lid or your dumplings will be gummy.

Step 6

Add meat back into broth and dumplings.


If using a fryer instead of a hen, add a can of cream of chicken soup, or a can of chicken broth, or a chicken bouillon cube.
If you want softer dumplings, add 1/2 tsp baking powder to the dumpling mixture.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


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