Comforting Chicken And Dumplings

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    1 hour 25 minutes

    You won't be able to get enough of this wonderfully comforting chicken stew with fresh dumplings. Great winter fare.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • 2 kg boneless, skinless chicken meat
    • 2 small carrots, sliced
    • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 3 potatoes, cubed
    • 5 small onions
    • 5 cups (1 1/4 litres) water
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 stalks celery tops
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 4 tablespoons rendered chicken fat

    Directions
    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Place chicken in a large pot. Add salt and pepper, a dash of cayenne, a bay leaf, and a handful of celery tops. Cover with water and cook until done. Discard bay leaf. Add vegetables, and continue cooking until vegetables are nearly done.
    2. Meanwhile, make the dumplings. Mix together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking powder, chicken fat. Mix in enough water to make a stiff dough. Divide dough into three parts. Roll out and cut into squares.
    3. Add 1/3 dumplings to simmering chicken and cook 5 minutes. Add another third and cook 5 minutes more. Add the remaining third and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve.

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    Noticed that reviewers used "other than" chicken fat. Here's how to get the chicken fat. De-skin then cut up a whole fryer. Put chicken rub on the pieces put them in the dutch oven along with the veggies. It is going to take 8 cups water to cover. Bring to a boil & reduce to medium-high & put a lid on it. Put chicken rub on the skin and place in a skillet over medium heat. Once the skin starts to sizzle, reduce the heat to a simmer and render out the chicken fat. One chicken skin will produce about 1/4 cup fat. Just right for the recipe. Cut up the depleted skin and feed it to your cat. While the skin is rendering get the dry dumpling mix ready. Remove lid from chicken boil & all 4 more cups of water. It cools the chicken enough to fish out the larger bones with a slotted dipper, but will soon return to a boil. Reduce to a medium-low setting. Mix, roll out, cut up & put dumplings in the pot as per recipe. Found that I had to add a lot of salt at the end of the recipe. The potatoes really suck up the seasoning. I know this sounds like a lot but you might have to put almost 1 TBSP more salt in the mix.  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    236

    this recipe was easy and fun - i really liked the way the dumplings turned out and the addition of sweet potatoes. we also used crisco rather than chicken fat in the dumpling mix, and added some chicken broth to the pot to make up for some of the lost chicken flavor.  -  25 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    198

    I left out the sweet potatoes and increased the white potatoes and carrots. (Personal preference) The result tasted like a pot pie that I used to get in a Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant when I was a kid. I've been waiting a long time to find a recipe like this. Thanks.  -  02 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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