The Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Tim McGraw Used To Woo Faith Hill


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Before Tim McGraw was the country powerhouse he is today, he was in a small kitchen in Nashville, on the phone with his grandmother learning how to make chicken & dumplings.

McGraw says he found out he could feed a ton of people for around $5 with this recipe, so he made it all the time, including for his future wife, Faith Hill.


In a segment for the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tim & Faith cook these chicken & dumplings for the audience at home to try.

During the segment, Tim cracks a ton of jokes, insinuating that these dumplings let McGraw & Hill move their relationship to the next level.

“It worked for me, guys, so you might want to try this at home,” he says with a smirk.

If it worked that well, maybe these dumplings are worth giving a shot.

First, cook a whole chicken in some water with a pinch of salt. Once the chicken’s done, you “pull all of the good stuff off the chicken and throw the bad stuff away,” according to Tim.

You add a cup of chicken broth to the mixture then start on the dumplings. 3tbsp. of butter shortening and 2 cups of flour into a bowl, then cut it together.

Faith says the key to the dumplings is adding 1/2 cup of buttermilk to finish the dumplings off instead of water. You mix it up until just combined, then throw the dumplings into the broth.

That’s it! Give their tips and tricks for dumplings a try, then give it a shot and see if it works for you!