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Chicken and Dumplings from Your Survival Storage

January 22, 2009

As I’ve mentioned previously, the food we store is the food we eat; and this is one of our favorite recipes. We eat this pretty often in the winter, and we’ve even served it to company. Nobody seemed to notice that they were eating “survival” food. Check the list of ingredients below and make sure to add them to your food storage if you like this recipe. You probably already have most of the stuff.


1 can all white meat chicken
2 chicken bullion cubes
2 cups water
pepper to taste
1 16 oz. can mixed vegetables (Veg-All)
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
1/2 cup water


• Break up the chicken into bite-sized chunks and place in a large cook pot along with the liquid from the chicken can
• Add 2 cups of water and 2 chicken bullion cubes
• Add 1 can of mixed vegetables including liquid
• Add pepper to taste (about 1/4 tsp.)
• Bring all ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer while you make the dumplings

To make dumplings:

• Place 2 cups of flour in a medium size bowl
• Add 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix together
• Cut in 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
• Add 1/2 cup of water and stir ingredients together
• If the dough seems too sticky add a little more flour
• Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board and roll until it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
• Cut dough into 1″ squares
• Dredge dumpling in flour and drop into simmering chicken and vegetables
• Cook for about 10 minutes or until dumpling are done
• Do not overcook or the dumplings will fall apart and you’ll have a pot of chicken and goo.

Not a bad meal to come out of your storage closet. If you like this recipe keep your eyes open and I’ll have some more in the future.

  1. Rayne S. permalink

    For the dumpling recipe, what is baking flour?

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