Mom's Chicken and Dumplings (Bott Boi)

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READY IN:
2hrs
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 6 quart pot, simmer the chicken and 1/2 of the celery in 2 quarts of water for 1 hour or 'til tender.
  2. Remove the bones and discard. Set the meat aside.
  3. Add water to the pot enough to make 3 1/2 quarts. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add tomatoes (If you chose, Mom didn't), celery, bouillon, and saffron. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Prepare dumplings.
  6. Beat eggs and water in a large bowl.
  7. Gradually add flour, mixing with a whisk 'til it thickens.
  8. Switch to a spoon and mix 'til a soft dough forms.
  9. Turn out on a floured board, knead for 1-2 minute.
  10. Divide into 3 parts.
  11. Roll out to about 3/16 of an inch thick.
  12. Cut into strips 1/2 X 1 inch with a floured knife or a pizza wheel.
  13. Drop these 2 or 3 at a time into the chicken broth, stirring gently as you go.
  14. Cook 'til tender about 15 minutes.
  15. Add chicken meat. Cook 'til heated through.
  16. Salt and pepper to taste.

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