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Southern Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Southern Chicken and Dumplings have been made every since there has been a South!  I think that makes for a long time!  America was born in 1776 and I am sure Chicken and Dumplings have been around for much longer than that!

To say a recipe is a southern recipe, I am not sure what delegates that?  I have eaten many meals at my mothers table and many of them would have fit in anywhere in this country!  They were all homemade and delicious!

Being homemade can not be a claim on southern made no more than being from Kentucky can be a claim on Daniel Boone!

Yes, Daniel Boone came through Kentucky but he was not from here!  He was from Oley Valley, near the modern city of Reading Pa.  Although he was responsible for settling the most part of Kentucky we cannot say he was a Kentuckian!

This being said, I guess if chicken and dumplings are made in the south they could be called southern chicken and dumplings and if made in the north they could be considered northern chicken and dumplings.  If there was a special recipe that originated in the south,… maybe then the term Southern Chicken and Dumplings.

If you know of have knowledge as to what makes a meal Southern or Northern I would be more than glad to know. I am as southern as corn bread but the folks in Georgia accused me of being one of those Northerners! There I go, country as corn bread!  What makes corn bead country?  I am from Southeastern Kentucky and as country as it gets!  Go figure! I don’t know what makes what?

Anyway, this is considered a Southern Chicken and Dumpling Recipe!  We will be making this in a crock pot!  This is one of those meals you can put on early and enjoy in the evening.  Not a lot of work.  We have eaten homemade chicken and dumplings all our lives and will continue to enjoy them as this is a very easy way to make them.

Southern Chicken and Dumplings
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Ingredients for: Southern Chicken and Dumplings

  • 2 – Tbsp butter ( We do not use margarine)
  • 4 – Boneless, chicken breasts (Skinless)
  • 1/2 large onion (diced)
  • 2 – Cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 – packages (10 count) of Grands Jr. biscuits work great
  • flour
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Directions for: Southern Chicken and Dumplings

  1. Combine all ingredients except biscuits and flour in a greased slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
  2. Secure lid and cook for 5 hours on low.
  3. Using kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit into four pieces. Roll each biscuit piece in flour (to prevent them from sticking together), then drop into the slow cooker. (You can also roll these biscuit pieces out flat and cut into lagre squares if you like thin dumplings.)
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  5. Return shredded meat into the slow cooker.
  6. Replace lid and cook on low for another 30 minutes, or until dough is fully cooked.

Note: As with most recipes, you can add spices or vegetables. We like celery with ours. Some folks add peas, etc. Whatever you taste, don’t be afraid to experiment in moderation.

Recipe source “Normal Cooking”.

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