Savory Chicken & Dumplings

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It’s whats for dinner tonight 😀
I’ve been making this for 40 years, so in keeping with my usual MO…I never use a recipe, no measuring or timing…except for the dumplings. This recipe reblog is as close to it as it can be. Pretty much exact. I know. ..that’s an oxymoron. But you know what I mean. 😉
Chicken, yes…2 days in a row. Yesterday was old-school pan-fried chicken. Along with some greens, mac & cheese & baked beans. I bought large packages because it was on sale. It works out perfectly with the cloudy day & cool down in temperature today. I don’t think it even reached 70º.
I love chicken & dumplings any time though. Hope you enjoy!
As this reblogged post says, there’s strong feelings about dumplings. ..regionally. I grew up with my mother making the southern flat type. And I LOVE THEM! However, I raised my kids on the fluffy type… only because it’s what I knew how to make. Love them both. Well heck…I love chicken period.
A little side tracked →→→ lol
*yesterday’s →
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The memories that this pan-fried chicken brings back–Sundays on the farm, the food was good enough for the family AND neighbors…happily scattered all over to eat because the kitchen and dining room tables were full, relishing the food and the company and the laughter, then relaxing as the cool breezes gently blew the curtains and drew in the scents from the lilacs or in-season blossoms, like the apple tree.
I will always be grateful for the memories. Especially making that the memories for my kids growing up.
🍴😋👌 #FOOD! ❤️🙏 
Nuff said…onto chicken and dumplings

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And followed with my usual….more pics 😉

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Covered lid with a bar towel…

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Fluffy type dumplings. …

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Yumm 😀

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Scrumptious and Sumptuous

This recipe for chicken and dumplings ranks as one of my top favorite dishes, and it certainly fits the bill for comfort foods: warms the tummy, filling, and mouth-droolingly scrumptious.

By the way, did you know that chicken and dumplings is highly regional? Northerners go for the fluffy, biscuit-like version while Southerners go for a flat, noodle-like “dumpling.” If you want to read some funny, overly-reactive comments about these differences, check out people’s responses to The Pioneer Woman’s chicken and dumpling recipe (which I want to try one of these days for comparison purposes). Obviously, people are very passionate about their notions of chicken and dumplings. You see, she lives in the southern region of the nation and has a recipe with fluffy dumplings, which goes against the notion of a true dumpling according to southern standards.

Anyhow, I found this recipe a couple of years ago in a Cooks…

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