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Mamaw's Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main
Servings 4


  • 1 whole chicken cut up
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cups whole milk


  • Add chicken, salt and pepper to large stock pot. Add enough water to cover chicken completely. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer for about 45-60 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through. If desired, remove chicken from broth until it's cool enough to handle, then shred and return to pot.
  • Add butter to broth and cover. If broth is not boiling, increase heat to medium-high.
  • In a medium bowl, sift flour to remove lumps. Slowly add milk to make a stiff dough. Flour both hands, and roll about a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball, then press gently with fingers to flatten. Drop dumplings, one at a time, in boiling broth. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.
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