Chicken and Dumplings

http://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-and-dumplings-72963

1 large broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
2 celery ribs, sliced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2-1 teaspoon pepper
water

DUMPLINGS
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons oil
Directions:

1  Combine chicken, celery, carrots, onion, chicken broth, parsley, chicken bouillon granules, salt and pepper in a large pan or dutch oven; add enough water to cover chicken.
2  Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours or until chicken is done.
3  Remove chicken and let stand until cool enough to handle.
4  Remove skin from chicken and tear meat away from bones.
5  Return meat to soup; discard skin and bones.
6  Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
7  Return soup to a simmer.
8  In a mixing bowl, combine dumpling ingredients and mix well to form a stiff dough.
9  Drop by tablespoonfuls into simmering soup.
10  Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
11  Serve immediately.
12  Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
13  *SOUTHERN STYLE DUMPLINGS (heavier and chewier) 2 cups flour, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 beaten eggs. Combine flour, broth, baking powder and eggs; mix well to form a stiff batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls into simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

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