Chicken and Dumplings: A Southern Staple


by Julian Brunt, Our Mississippi Home

I have been writing about food for a long time, and, as you might guess, food, restaurants, and recipes make up a big part of my life. I am always looking for something new, but I also get stuck on an old favorite sometimes and just can’t let it go. It’s usually seasonal, so with fall approaching I have been thinking about gumbo and jambalaya quite a bit lately, but what’s really been on my mind is chicken and dumplings.

My paternal grandmother was known for her chicken and dumplings, and way back in those days, the chicken came from the backyard. My mom was good at it too, and of course, made everything from scratch. Chicken and dumplings is not a complicated dish to make, but I am intimidated by the dumpling part. I am not a baker and, as simple as it may be to make, any kind…

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