• Dolly Parton Top 10 - 07

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Dec 6 17:24:00 2023
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    Title: Dolly Parton's Hearty Chicken & Dumplings
    Categories: Poultry, Vegetables, Breads
    Yield: 6 servings

    3 lb Stewing hen
    Onion; peeled, left whole
    1/4 c Celery leaves; chopped
    2 1/2 ts Salt; divided
    3/4 ts Pepper
    2 c All-purpose flour
    1/4 c Milk
    3 tb Shortening
    1/2 ts Baking soda

    Add two quarts of water to a Dutch oven. Then add two
    teaspoons of salt and the chicken. Cover and bring to a
    boil. Once the base is boiling, reduce the heat to a
    simmer and add in your pepper, celery leaves and whole,
    peeled onion.

    With all your ingredients inside, replace the cover and
    let this simmer away until the chicken starts to come
    away from the bone, about an hour,

    When the chicken is nice and tender turn off the heat
    and remove it from the pot to cool. Then take the broth
    you’ve made and strain it. If you want your broth to be
    clearer, you can use cheesecloth - it's a helpful tool
    to keep in the kitchen.

    Then, once the chicken is cooler to handle, start to
    remove the meat - you can discard the bones and skin.
    Since the chicken is so tender, it will pull apart
    pretty easily. If you do have some larger pieces, like
    the chicken breast, cut it into 1" pieces.

    If you’d like, this is a perfect place to stop. You can
    refrigerate the broth and chicken and prep this dish the
    next day if you want

    With your broth strained, return it to the Dutch oven
    and bring to a boil. While this is going, you can start
    to make the dumplings. It’s pretty simple - almost like
    making a biscuit. Just whisk together the flour, salt
    and baking soda. Then cut in the shortening until it’s
    in pea-sized pieces. You can do this with your hands or
    a pastry blender to keep the shortening cold.

    Once that’s combined, stir in your milk. After this has
    come together as a dough, turn it out onto the
    countertop (be sure to dust it with a little flour
    first) and knead for a few minutes. Dolly recommends

    With the dough ready, roll it out until it's about a
    1/2" thick. From there, cut it into 1" to 1 1/2"

    At this point, that broth should be boiling. Being
    careful, spoon the dumplings into the broth, cover your
    pot and cook for ten minutes. After that, stir in your
    chicken and cook until heated through - just a few more
    minutes. Also, add Dolly’s favorite pecan chicken salad
    to the table.

    Dolly Parton, Dollywood, Tennessee

    Makes: 8 servings

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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