How to Keep Dumplings From Dissolving

Southern chicken with dumplings is comfort food that uses simple ingredients to stretch out a meager meal. This meal was invented out of necessity, like many other regional dishes. Meat is expensive, so if you have a family to feed, you need to figure out ways to make everyone full. Dumplings are a great filler, but they sometimes dissolve in the cooking broth. This problem is easily solved by making sure your dumplings are formed correctly.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot broth in saucepan

  • Wooden spoon

  • Mixing bowl

  • 1 cup flour

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Package of uncooked layered refrigerator biscuits

Step 1

Heat broth or soup to a simmer in a saucepan.

Step 2

Place 1 cup of flour in a mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir. This is the coating for the dumplings that will prevent them from dissolving in the broth.

Step 3

Place uncooked layered refrigerator biscuits on a plate. Separate the individual layers. Dip each layer in the flour, coating it on both sides. Tear each layer into three pieces.

Step 4

Lower the heat under your pan of broth as low as possible. Drop dumpling pieces into the pot one at a time. Do not stir the dumplings or they will break up. Use a wooden spoon to push them under the liquid gently. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

Tip

You also can use homemade biscuit dough for this recipe.

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