2-3 chicken breasts
Water to cover chicken in the pot up to about half of the pot
1 c chicken broth, more if desired
3 c flour
1 c flour to keep to the side
2 Tbsp. Morton Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend
2 Tbsp. shortening
¾-1 c milk
1. Put the chicken, water, and chicken broth into the pot and boil for 30-45 minutes. Pull them from the broth when they are done and set aside both the chicken and the broth. DO NOT DUMP THE BROTH!
2. While the chicken is boiling, take the three cups of flour, put it into a mixing bowl, and whisk in 1 tablespoon of the seasoning blend until thoroughly combined.
3. Cut in the shortening and mix, preferably by hand, until the flour appears crumbly:
4. Now, slowly add the milk and combine until the dough forms (it is all combined and can be picked up in a ball):
5. Prep your cutting board by sprinkling some of that extra cup of flour on it and spreading it around. Prep your roller by rubbing some flour on it as well.
6. Put the dough on the cutting board and slightly roll it out. Divide the dough into two pieces (I use a pizza cutter) and set one half aside:
7. Roll out the first half until the dough is about 1/8 in. thick and then cut into the size pieces you desire. As you go, put the cut pieces into the bowl and toss them with some flour:
8. REPEAT 6 & 7 for the second half of dough. Then mix in remaining flour with your dumplings and set them aside.
9. Now, go back to your chicken breasts and shred them for your meal while you bring the broth back to a rolling boil. Set the chicken aside again once it’s shredded:
10. Once the broth is at a rolling boiling, add the other tablespoon of seasoning blend and start adding the dumplings. Put some in and stir and wait for them to “float” and then add some more. Keep going until all of the dumplings are added.
11. Cook them for about 5 minutes and then add in the chicken. Turn the heat down and let it simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the dumplings reach YOUR desired texture.
**If needed, you can also add more water or broth if you feel it becomes too thick. Also, make sure you taste-test and season to taste!**
SERVE … EAT… ENJOY!!!
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