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Is it supposed to look like this?? Chicken and dumplings

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I am making chicken and dumplings for the first time. The water is cloudy, the bottom of the pot has some sort of film (?) on it. Should it look like that? Do I use this water in the finished product or change the water? To me, its funky looking, but I am used to everything coming out of a can or a box and putting just about everything in a microwave! ... I learned recently too that green beans have a taste and texture and that blueberries don't taste like the little hard nuggets in the boxed muffin mix. Lol
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post #2 of 61

no girl gety some new water !!!!!!!!!!!!! youll get food poison from that

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post #3 of 61
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Ewwwww... ...would this have anything to do with the chicken being in the shed all day, because we had to buy an axe because we couldn't get the head off? hmm.png
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Ewwwww... ...would this have anything to do with the chicken being in the shed all day, because we had to buy an axe because we couldn't get the head off? hmm.png

 

 

 

WHAT????????????

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Yeah...it was our first time and it went bad. Really...really...really bad.
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Sooooo.... I'm guessing we can't eat this, huh. We just figured since the skin wasn't really broken that nothing could get into it and.... *sigh*
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post #7 of 61
You don't put the dumplings in til it boils & you don't stir. Cover reduce heat & they should bake on top the chicken in pot.
post #8 of 61
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I haven't put the dumplings in. The bird was a little older than most people cull so I have just had the bird simmering by itself a few hours so far.
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post #9 of 61

There will be some scum looking stuff on the bottom of the pot, it is from the chicken cooking and it's OK. 

Depending on what you put in with the chicken, the broth may be a light amber color and clear, or if you have starchy vegetables in the pot, it will be cloudy.

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That helped me feel a little better! There's little white stuff in it. Its just the chicken that's in there. I know, and I'm embarrassed, but I really am clueless. I really appreciate the help. I don't have anyone to learn from, everything I am learning to do is strictly by trial and error and what I can find online.
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