Bea’s Grand Champion Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Bea’s Grand Champion Chicken and Dumplings
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  • 1 (4 -5 lb) roasting hen or 1 (4 -5 lb) broiler-fryer chickens
  • water , to cover the chicken (too much makes a weak broth)
  • 4 cups plain flour


  1. Tips & Notes.
  2. If using a frying chicken instead of a roasting hen, you will also need to add 3/4 of a stick of butter to give broth a richer flavor. Bea recommends using only the white breast of the chicken and very little of the dark.
  3. Instructions.
  4. To prepare the chicken:.
  5. 1.Cover the chicken with water. Bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
  6. 2.Reduce heat to simmer and cook until falling-apart tender (usually about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  7. 3.Carefully remove chicken and allow to cool. Debone chicken into strips or small chunks.
  8. To prepare the dumplings:.
  9. 1.Into large bowl, add 4 cups plain flour and salt to taste. Stir well. Cut in the 3/4 cup of Crisco with pastry blender until like coarse cornmeal. Add enough warm (not boiling) chicken broth (usually about 1 1/2 cups) to make a stiff dough. Be careful not to mix too long because it will make dough tough.
  10. 2.Heat remaining chicken broth to a rolling boil.
  11. 3.Using one-third of the dough ball, roll out to about 1/8-inch thick. Cut into thumb-length strips. Drop into hot broth. Prepare remaining dough the same using one-third of dough ball at a time.
  12. 4.After all dumplings have been added to broth, reduce heat to simmer. Add black pepper and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Add chicken and stir very slowly until heated through and ready to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1492.87 Kcal (6250 kJ)
Calories from fat 725.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 80.64g 124%
Cholesterol 120.18mg 40%
Sodium 3385.95mg 141%
Potassium 469.12mg 10%
Total Carbs 149.06g 50%
Dietary Fiber 16.56g 66%
Protein 40.47g 81%
Iron 11.7mg 65%
Calcium 478.7mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 426.56 Kcal (1786 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.04g 124%
Cholesterol 34.34mg 40%
Sodium 967.48mg 141%
Potassium 134.04mg 10%
Total Carbs 42.59g 50%
Dietary Fiber 4.73g 66%
Protein 11.56g 81%
Iron 3.4mg 65%
Calcium 136.8mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 35.8
  • 39

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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