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Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
Now that the weather is turning chilly and the days are getting shorter and the nights getting longer, I can’t think of a more comforting meal than Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings. Chicken n’ Dumplings can be made in so many different ways. The variations and list of ingredients are endless.
It seems every family has their favorite recipe, one that has been handed down through the years.
The secret to making the perfect dumplings is…drum roll please…using a 2 oz stainless steel, trigger scoop to drop the dumpling dough into the broth mixture. There are many different brands of trigger scoops to chose from. Mine is an Oneida Flatware and most are under $10.00. I find that doing this makes for more uniform size dumplings. You can also use a small teaspoon, which also works.
Choosing to use a trigger scoop is really just a personal preference. Another secret, drop the dough into the boiling broth mixture. Reduce heat to medium after all dumplings have been added, simmer and cook covered, about 30 to 45 minutes. No matter how tempted you are to lift the lid, don’t. That’s the #1 secret, Do Not Lift The Lid. The steam is what makes the dumpling rise and become light and fluffy. If the recipe calls for not lifting the lid for 20 minutes, Don’t!