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Chicken and Dumplings - Teresa's Chicken and Dumplings
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Serves/Makes:4 or more

  • 1 whole chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) white wine
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). oregano
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 box of Bisquick
  • milk, as specified on Bisquick box
  • flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) or 3 tsp (15 ml). butter
  • Place chicken in a large soup pot and cover with water (fill the pot about half full).
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add wine, oregano, basil and bay leaves.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until chicken is done.
  • Remove the chicken from the broth and place in a colander until cold running water to cool.
  • Pour the broth through a strainer into a separate bowl to remove bits of fat and foam that have accumulated during cooking.
  • Pour strained broth back into soup pot.
  • Remove skin from chicken, and pull chicken from the bone, then tear or cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and put them back in the broth.
  • Simmer chicken and broth on low while making dumplings.
  • Using the Bisquick and milk, prepare as much dumpling mix as you want (as many as your pot will hold) according to package instructions.
  • Coat your hands with flour, sprinkle a little flour on top of the dumpling mix, and roll dumplings into 1 inch balls.
  • Sprinkle a little more flour on top of dumpling mix when it begins to get too sticky to roll.
  • When you're almost finished rolling the dumplings, turn up the heat under the chicken and broth and bring to a slow boil.
  • Drop dumplings into boiling broth. Make sure they submerge. They'll pop back up, but you need to make sure they get totally wet.
  • Once all dumplings are in the broth, add 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk and 2 or 3 tsp (15 ml) butter and poke all the dumplings down again.
  • Do not stir before the dumplings are cooked, because it will tear them up.
  • Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally but gently (if all dumplings appear to be cooked) to make sure chicken doesn't stick to bottom of pot.

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