Chicken and Dumpings

posted by Pat T 07-24-98 6:50 AM
Title: Mom's Chicken & Dumplings
Categories: Poultry, Mom
Yield: 6 servings

1 Chicken
1 tsp. garlic salt
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp MSG
scant 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
1 tsp pepper

Cook hen in pressure cooker with lots of salt and MSG, plus 1 teaspoon garlic salt.

Cover chicken with water and close. Place 15-lb weight on top and cook over medium-high heat. When the weight starts "popping" 2 to 3 times a minute, cook 15 minutes.

Cool the chicken and de-bone.

Mix flour, salt, MSG and baking powder.

Blend eggs with 1 1/4 Cup cooled chicken stock from pot (1/3 of it should be fat). Stir into flour a little at a time.

On flour-covered board, knead dough and roll it out till thinner than a nickel. Cut dumplings (about 2 inches wide by 10 inches, or however long possible). Stack well-floured dumplings onto plate.

In large pot, bring the rest of the stock to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the chunks of chicken alternately with the dumplings; quickly pushing them below the surface of the liquid as you add them. Don't fold in the dumplings.

Keep mixture boiling at all times. Lower heat; cover and cook for 12-15 minutes. Don't lift the lid for the first 10 minutes.

Add 1 teaspoon pepper to broth ; might need to add more stock during the cooking process.

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