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Chicken & Dumplings Soup

Chicken and dumplings soup topped with greens in a white bowl and white plate with a spoon.
When you want simple, homemade and delicious go for this chicken and dumpling soup. It is made by cooking the chicken until it’s fall apart tender, then making your own dumplings or noodle sheets. If you would rather have something quicker, use egg noodles instead of the homemade dumplings. It might not be the same flavor, but it will still be really good.

For best flavor in the Chicken and Dumpling soup, use half of a whole chicken, but if you don’t have one just go ahead and use chicken breast or chicken thighs.

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Chicken & Dumplings Soup

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings soup, ultimate comfort food! | by Let the Baking Begin!
5 from 1 vote
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dumpling soup, chicken soup
Calories: 414 kcal
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6


Dumplings Ingredients

Chicken Broth

  • 1/2 a whole chicken or 6-8 chicken thighs, or 3 chicken breasts
  • Carrots peeled
  • Parsley root peeled
  • Onion peeled
  • Black Peppercorns
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half


How to make Chicken & Dumplings Soup

  1. Place the chicken, parsley root, onion and carrot into a 6 quart pot, cover with water by about 1 1/2 inches. Cook over low heat until the chicken is soft, collecting the impurities that float to the top with a slotted spoon, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile make the dough for dumplings

  1. Mix all ingredients until they come into a ball. Do not add any more flour. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. When the chicken falls off the bones and is very soft, remove it from the pot into a separate dish and put the broth through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the cooked vegetables. Add the broth back to the soup pot and bring the broth back to a boil.

    Once the chicken is cool enough to handle remove all bones and skin and reserve the meat, shredding it into bite size pieces.

  3. While the broth is coming to a boil, sprinkle your work surface with flour liberally and roll the dumpling dough out into 1/8" thickness, then cut it into 2 inch squares.

  4. As soon as the broth is boiling, add sheets of pasta dumplings into the boiling broth. Do not stir, jiggle the pot by the handle to prevent the dumplings from sticking to each other.

  5. When the dumplings are cooked, add 1 cup heavy cream and allow to come to a boil. Add the chicken and chopped parsley.

  6. Serve right away.

Recipe Notes

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour 20 mins
Total time: 2 hours 20 mins
Serves: 6-8 servings

Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Dumplings Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2410IU48%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Olga G.

    I was so happy to find chicken dumpling soup! But, there is no recipe? ๐Ÿ™

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    • Sorry about that! Not sure at which point the recipe stopped showing. I fixed it and you should be able to see it now.

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