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Chicken & Dumplings


Springer Mountain Farms Chicken & Dumplings
Contributed by Helen Brock, courtesy of Springer Mountain Farms


1 Springer Mountain Farms whole chicken
2 quarts water
3 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup onion, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz. sour cream
2½ cups flour
3 eggs
½ cup water
2 tsp salt


Set the EGG for direct cooking at 325°F/163°C.

Combine chicken, water, salt and pepper in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour. Remove chicken pieces; cut chicken into bite-size pieces, discarding skin and bones. Return chicken to broth along with onion, celery and garlic.

Cook 20 minutes. Add sour cream.

Combine flour, eggs (well beaten), water and 2 teaspoons salt and beat until batter is smooth. Drop batter by 1/2 teaspoon into boiling pot. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Serving suggestion: serve in soup bowl with homemade biscuits.