Cracker Barrel Chicken & Dumplins copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Cracker Barrel Chicken & Dumplins

Score: 4.83. Votes: 12
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Menu Description: "We use only the 'best of the breast' chicken tenderloin in our recipe. Our dumplins are made from scratch, then hand-rolled and cut into strips before simmering to perfection in chicken stock."

By 1977 there were 13 Cracker Barrel stores located in Georgia and Tennessee, with all of them based on founder Dan Evins' original concept of a restaurant and store built around gasoline pumps. But with the oil embargo and energy crisis of the mid-seventies, Cracker Barrel started building stores that did not offer gas. Eventually, all of the original 13 stores were converted so you can no longer "filler-up" while you fill yourself up.

An old-time favorite at Cracker Barrel is the Chicken & Dumplins found on the lunch and dinner menu. The nice thing about this version of the popular classic dish is that it creates its own tasty gravy. As the "dumplins" dissolve, the flour thickens the stock into a creamy sauce.

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Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.


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Score: 4.83. Votes: 12
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Oct 7, 2013, 22:00

I have been looking for years for a recipe that came close to my husband's grandma's recipe. Only one person in the family has the original and when she shared the recipe it was not even close. Nice, huh? This is the so close that it is now my go to recipe. You won't be disappointed!

Feb 11, 2013, 22:00

Had this years ago and on this snowy early evening in southern Oregon this was , according to my two grand daughters ( 6 & 9 ) the " Best Ever, Baba" and I agree. The trailing aroma from the pot to the bowls on the table is total anticipation and the reward confirms the wait that says " Best Ever" !

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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