Chicken and Dumplings – 4 meals in one

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Chicken and Dumplings - 4 meals in one
  1. whole chickens
  2. potatoes
  3. onions
  4. celery
  5. carrots
  6. Dumplings
  7. 1 cup all purpose flour
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 cup schmaltz
  11. 1/2 cup heavy creme
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  13. Also look at our buttermilk dumpling recipe, using buttermilk and eggs.
  1. Bake chickens unstuffed, eat them as meal #1.
  2. pick remaining chicken, save meat in refrigerator.
  3. put chicken bones in a big pot with some salt, boil lightly for 1 hour
  4. remove the bones and strain the broth. When the broth separates, save the schmaltz (chicken fat) for the dumplings.
  5. add potatoes to broth, boil lightly for 20 minutes
  6. add onions, celery, and carrots and boil lightly 15 minutes
  7. add chicken meat and boil lightly 5 minutes.
  8. eat the soup as meal #2.
  9. scoop out mostly the solid soup material and place in a broiler. Make sure it is just covered by liquid. Freeze the rest of the soup for another day meal #4.
  10. bake for 30 minutes at 450F.
  11. mix up all the dumpling ingredients.
  12. add the dumpling mixture and bake another 20 minutes.
  13. serve hot meal #3

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