- 1 (2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 3 ribs celeryy, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery or cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Ice water
Dust a good amount of flour onto a clean work surface. Roll out the dough (it will be firm), working from center to 1/8-inch thick. Let the dough relax for several minutes.
Add the cream of celery soup to the pot with the chicken and simmer gently over medium-low heat.
Cut the dough into 1-inch pieces. Pull a piece in half and drop the halves into the simmering soup. Repeat. Do not stir the chicken once the dumplings have been added. Gently move the pot in a circular motion so the dumplings become submerged and cook evenly. Cook until the dumplings float and are no longer doughy, 3 to 4 minutes.
To serve, ladle chicken, gravy, and dumplings into warm bowls.
Cook's Note: If the chicken stew is too thin it can be thickened before the dumplings are added. Simply mix together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water then whisk this mixture into the stew
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
This is a Paula Deen Recipe and it is my favorite Chicken and Dumplings. It is perfect for a cold winter nights dinner. Ok, I eat it anytime not just in the winter.