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Old Time Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings

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ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 35054
cook method: stovetop

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1 fat hen
1 1/2 quart water
7 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup water
3 drops yellow food coloring


1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil or melted shortening
1 1/2 cup flour
2/3 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder


Cook hen in first measure of water and the salt. Cook about 3 hours. When cool, pick meat from bones and cut into small pieces. Thicken broth with flour and remaining water. Mix with egg beater and season to taste. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring. Strain over chicken. Reserve 4 cups of gravy in a flat pan for dumplings.

DUMPLINGS: Sift dry ingredients into liquid and stir briskly until blended. Drop dumpling batter by teaspoons into boiling gravy. Cover and cook gently 8-10 minutes or until done.

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714 calories, 45 grams fat, 33 grams carbohydrates, 42 grams protein per serving.
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