Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

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GF (Gluten Free)  Chicken and Dumplings
This recipe is so easy that you can't go wrong. I always keep Bob's Red Mill Rice Flour in my pantry. It makes it easy to change just about any recipe into GF.(Gluten Free)
 
For cooking the chicken you will need 2 bay leaves, a stock pot and water.
 
Boil the chicken until it falls off of the bone.
 
While the chicken is cooking prepare the dumplings.
 
2 cups rice flour
 
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free)
 
1/2 tsp. salt
 
1/3 cup shortening
 
3/4 cup milk
 
Mix flour, powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork just until moist and dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. It will be sticky. Set aside.
 
We don't eat much meat here but when we do I buy local. I will only purchase free range, steroid and hormone free chicken.
 
When the chicken is finished cooking set it aside and leave the broth in the pot. You may want to add a few cups of water. The broth will be very hot and will be ready for the dumplings.
Drop into the water/broth a stick and a half of butter. Turn the stove to LO-simmer. Drop the dough into the water by the spoonful. I don't like to make large dumplings because they take longer to cook. Stir gently as you go to rotate the dumplings. They should start to float and when they do they will almost be ready.
DO NOT LET THIS BOIL!
Once all of the dumplings are in the pot...cover. Tilt the lid so that you don't get a spill over. Even on simmer you might get a spill over with the lid covering the pot.
 
Pick the chicken off of the bone and place in with dumplings. You can use as much or as little as you want. This dish taste great with or without the chicken. You should have enough chicken that you can get another great dish out of it:  Chicken and Rice or a nice chicken salad.
 
Add enough salt for flavor (to your liking).  Sprinkle Thyme and Sage and stir until all mixed in. Turn the stove off and let it sit for awhile. This dish will melt in your mouth and your GF family will not stop thanking you!!
 
Bob's Red Mill Flour can be found at Amazon for a great price.
I find that have larger bags is much more convenient than the small bags.
It means less trips to the store for me!
Enjoy!!