Pulled Chicken Dumplins!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by pignit, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ron got me wanting to try some of that pulled chicken and I have been hungry for dumplins so I thought I'd mix the two together and see what I got. It was delicious. I'm going to do a pulled turkey as soon as it thaws.

    I put some chicken broth in the pan under a 7 pound roaster. Smoked it at 225 for about 4 hours with apple chips and hickory seasoned with rosemary, thyme and sage pellets. Pulled it out of the smoker right at 145........ Yep... that's breast side down.


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    Set it in the drippings and covered it tight with foil and back into the smoker. I set the MES on 195 and left it for another couple of hours.


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    Pulled it and the internal was sittin on 185 - 190. This thing was so tender and juicy... excellent stuff. I pulled the skin off and fried it up like bacon. Some of it was tasty but not as good as I was hopin. I decided not to add it to the dumplins. I also meant to put the chicken in the pan breast side down but I goofed.


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    Pulled all the meat from the bones.... very very tender... and threw the meat in a big ol pan I had full of dumplins along with the seperated juice from the fat out of the bottom of the pan. This made some of the best chicken and dumplins I've ever had.


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    Suttle smoke flavor was just awesome. I've never had chicken and dumplins with smoked chicken. I'm going to be eatin on this all week. It made a ton.


    Thanks for checkin out my QVIEW.
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now that just makes me hungry right there! [​IMG]
     
  3. I had some chicken and dumplings eariler this week, that were good, but I bet yours are GREAT!! I will try this next time.
     
  4. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    PignIt,
    That looks sooo good!
     
  5. did you brine it?
     
  6. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope. Took it out of the package, washed, seasoned and into the smoker. It was tender out of the smoker.. but by putting it in with the dumplins..... the meat soaked up all that gravy broth goodness, so honestly, I think it would have been a waste of time to brine.
     
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im a big fan of traditional chicken -n- dumpling, but your version looks awesome. Well done. [​IMG]
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awsome Dave, wish I had a bowl here, I love dumplins.[​IMG]
     
  9. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's freezing here. A bowl of that looks like just the thing to warm the bones. Great looking meal Dave!
     
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How Sweet it is... Love Chicken and Dumplings....[​IMG]
     
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A nice hot bowl of that would be perfect right now.
    Great looking Winter time dish.
     
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that does look really good there Dave.
     
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is one really good looking dinner. Glad it turned out so well -
     
  14. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Need to do some dumplings...Tanks Dave.......
     
  15. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man my wife makes the best dumplings! I need to make something like that and she can add her dumplings to it or I can add my meat to her dumplings how ever you want to look at it. hahaha
     
  16. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Send me her dumplin recipe and I'll send you the pulled chick recipe.
     
  17. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking bowl of chicken and dumplings, been years since I've had any. Thanks for the qview.

    Charlie
     
  18. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What's your dumplin recipe? Looks awesome!
     
  19. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I got the chicken part down.... I need a good dumplin recipe too. My Mom makes fantastic dumplins but she can't tell me how she does it.
     
  20. captsly

    captsly StickBurners

    I buy my dumplings frozen from Krogers or HEB supermarket. I don't remember the name brand but they are by the frozen biscuts. They are really good and couldn't be any eaiser!
    Jeff
     

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