For me, this is the ultimate comfort food! It was a special treat growing up and my brother’s favorite food EVER! This isn’t my mom’s recipe, but I do like it. It’s also not a very exact recipe…
Just to warn you… I realized that the picture doesn’t make it look very appetizing. I promise you that it tastes much better than it looks.
Pour 6 cups of chicken stock and 1 Tbsp butter into a large pot on medium/high heat. Put in cooked/shredded chicken breast, sliced carrots, chopped onion, sliced celery and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make dumplings:
1 1/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup milk
Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Then stir in milk and oil till combined.
Whisk together 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup flour in a small bowl. Stir into pot, bring to a rolling boil.
Drop spoonfuls of dumpling dough into the boiling chicken. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Be sure to carefully sneak a spoon under the dumplings while cooking to make sure the chicken doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.