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Quality Time Tuesday - Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings

10 cups water
8 chicken pieces (thighs & breasts)
8 cups canned chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 cup celery, finely chopped
½ cup carrots, diced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
2 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add chicken to boiling water, reduce heat to medium & simmer for 45 minutes. Drain water & lay chicken on a platter to cool. When chicken has cooled, remove skin & bones. Cut chicken meat into large piece & set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat canned chicken broth, butter, parsley, onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf, thyme, basil, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper. Bring to a light boil, reduce heat to medium & cook for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together Bisquick, milk & seasoned salt. When the dough has formed, roll it out with a rolling pin onto a surface that has been dusted with Bisquick. When the dough is 1/8-inch thick, cut into 1½ x 1½-inch squares. Bring pot to a boil then drop dumplings in, one at a time. Gently stir, reduce heat to medium & cook for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat & let sit for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf & serve in soup bowls.

    servings: 8 / prep time: 20 minutes / cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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