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Southern chicken and dumplings can’t be beat as the all-time best comfort food in my book. This dish can be made with leftover baked chicken, bought chicken, or turkey. You can also boil a chicken or chicken breasts for the recipe. My family loves chicken and dumplings and the more dumplings the better we like it!4 cups chopped chicken or turkey, cooked 1 cup chopped celery one 10 1/2 oz. can of cream of chicken soup (I use Campbell’s soup and broth) two 10 1/2 cans of chicken broth 3 of the 10 1/2 cans filled with water Place the above ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Cover DUMPLING RECIPE Pour 2 cups self-rising flour into a large bowl, cut in 1/4 cup shortening with a pastry blender or fork, add 3/4 cup boiling water a little at a time until you can shape the mixture into a ball. Roll out to about 1/8 inch of thickness on a floured board. Cut into strips, then squares, like in the photo below. Note: It is so easy to cut them with a pizza cutter and much quicker and they taste just the same! Remove lid on pot and add several squares at a time to the boiling broth replacing lid each time for about 30 seconds until you have added all the dumplings. Once all the dumplings are added lower heat to simmer for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you want drop dumplings, just don’t roll the dough out but pinch off pieces and drop into the broth just like you dropped the flat dumplings. Don’t Forget to Pin! Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss notification of new tips and recipes when they come out! You will be notified first of anything new on our site. Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have over 26,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts. © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. You can “share” with friends by clicking on the Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook buttons below. Click on the green square below with the picture of a printer to print this recipe.