Chicken and Dumplings Cracker Barrel Copykat
Chicken and Dumplings that is just like Cracker Barrel restaurant.
or less if desired
or lard, or shortening
Place chicken in a Dutch oven. Add water and 2 teaspoons salt and bring to the boil.
Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until tender (should almost fall off bone).
Remove the chicken from the broth and cool. Bone the chicken and cut meat into bite-sized pieces
Bring the broth to a gentle boil and add black pepper
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the cold butter or shortening. Add the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until moistened.
Knead the dough 4 to 5 times, and cut off ½-inch pieces. Drop into the gently boiling broth.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the chicken and serve.
In a pressure cooker you can reduce cooking time to 30 minutes.