This is an old family recipe for the dumplings, which were originally Polish egg noodles (kluski), and over the years I have modified it to make homemade dumplings.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

DUMPLINGS:

Directions

  • Place chicken, onion, and celery in a large pot, and then fill pot with water. Season with poultry seasoning, whole allspice, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and seasoning salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 2 hours, or until chicken is done.

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  • Remove chicken from broth, and strain broth to remove seasonings and any bone. Return broth to pan, stir in cream of chicken soup, and continue simmering. Set chicken aside to cool.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, olive oil, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper with 2 cups water. Gradually add flour, and stir until thick.

  • Using a large spoon and knife, scoop a spoonful of the dough and cut small pieces into the broth. Repeat until all the dough has been used. Stir, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, skin and debone the chicken. Cut the meat into small pieces, add to the broth, and heat through. Serve.

Note

You can substitute cream of celery soup for the cream of chicken soup, or thicken the broth with a little flour.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

704 calories; 34.4 g total fat; 224 mg cholesterol; 1542 mg sodium. 53.1 g carbohydrates; 42.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
Note to reviewers and future recipe users: There are two kinds of dumplings - one is a heavy dense pasta-like dumpling (like this recipe) and the other is a puffy biscuit-like dumpling. These dumplings are just as they are supposed to be for a dense dumpling! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2011
My family hated this recipe. As a matter of fact they would not even eat because it was all they had...this does not happen often. I was so disappointed. Read More
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174 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
Note to reviewers and future recipe users: There are two kinds of dumplings - one is a heavy dense pasta-like dumpling (like this recipe) and the other is a puffy biscuit-like dumpling. These dumplings are just as they are supposed to be for a dense dumpling! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
Note to reviewers and future recipe users: There are two kinds of dumplings - one is a heavy dense pasta-like dumpling (like this recipe) and the other is a puffy biscuit-like dumpling. These dumplings are just as they are supposed to be for a dense dumpling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
We invited my 98 year-old Polish/Hungarian great-grandmother for dinner to taste the dish on a cold wintry New England night. She found the dish reminscient of the old country though she demanded we add a significant pinch of hot Csipos paprika to the broth. It made all the difference. Also she refused to allow to add the can of cream of chicken. All said the dish was an utmost success. She wept over memories of the old country as she ate the dumplings one by one. Thank you for this marvelous recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2008
Try this method. Reserve 2 Cups of broth for dumplings instead of water. Then roll out dough of floured board and cut strips 1" x 2" X 1/4 " and then dropping into simmering broth with the chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2006
Good recipe but my wife is right off the boat from Poland. They don't use olive oil or regular flour in their dumplings.. they use potato flour..these are supposed to be heavy potato flour dumplings. This recipe has been americanized but still pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
I used the recipe for the dumplings. I have my own recipe for the chicken and broth itself. (9/29/03: Simmered chicken with onion carrot celery salt and parsley.) But the dumplings!!! Wonderful! If you like dense dumplings these are for you. My husband loved them and told me to make them like this everytime. Definitely a keeper.. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
Freaking GOOD. The dumpling recipe is off the hook!! It says 1T salt and go for it they are incredible. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2003
Excellent just like my mom's dumplings. These are heavier than other dumplings.....just the way we like them. My mom never uses a recipe so I've struggled trying to replicate hers...Thank you so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2005
I only used the dumpling portion of the recipe in my usual recipe for homemade chicken soup and LOVED them. I added paprika and sour cream to my soup at the end since the dumplings reminded me of paprikas-no complaints at all. I did not find the dumplings too dense as others mentioned I thought they ended up a great texture for soup. My entire family and sisters family loved it! Thanks for the recipe Linda!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
Instead of canned soup carefully add in sour cream instead. Yummy and Polske-true. I love saving a few kluski to fry with crispy bacon bits and scrambled eggs the following morning. Talk about a stick-to-the-ribs breakfast! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2011
My family hated this recipe. As a matter of fact they would not even eat because it was all they had...this does not happen often. I was so disappointed. Read More
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