Old-Fashioned Chicken And Slick Dumplings Recipe
- 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken meat
- 2 small carrots, sliced
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 Irish potatoes, cubed
- 5 small onions
- 5 cups water
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 stalks celery tops
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons rendered chicken fat
step 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.
step 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.
step 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.