Chicken with Herb Dumplings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup all-purpose baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ pounds bone-in chicken parts
  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup baking mix, salt, paprika, and pepper. Coat chicken with mixture, and fry in shortening, turning until browned. Remove chicken to paper towels, and drain fat.

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  • Step 2

    Wipe out skillet, and return to stove. Stir soup and milk together in skillet. Place chicken in pan, and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover skillet, and simmer 45 minutes, turning chicken from time to time.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine 2 cups baking mix, milk, parsley, and poultry seasoning, stirring together until a soft dough forms. Once the chicken has cooked 45 minutes, drop the dumpling mixture by tablespoonfuls into the simmering gravy. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes; cover, and cook 10 minutes more, until dumplings expand.

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