1 Whole Chicken
1/2 Salt
1/4 Pepper
1 Milk
2 All-Purpose Flour
1 Baking Powder
1 Salt
1/3 Vegetable Shortening
1 Egg
1/2 Milk


Combine chicken, salt and pepper in a large pot and cover with water. Cook until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken from water.
Remove bone and skin.
Set chicken aside (while chicken is cooking, prepare dumplings..
Dumplings: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and shortening with a fork.
Add egg and 1/2 cup milk; mix to form dough.
Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured surface.
Cut into four-inch strips with sharp knife.
Drop dumplings into simmering chicken broth.,
Cover and simmer until dumplings are done.
Add chicken to dumplings and 1 cup milk.
Cook slowly for 10 minutes.