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Chicken And Dumplings Soup

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Guess what? Wait. Before I say this let me just make all of you Southern folk plug your ears.

K, I don’t like chicken and dumplings. There, I’ve said it. Guys, I tried. I really did. My hubby reallllllly likes this dish and has been begging for years for it so I had to at least attempt it. Oh, and he eats it with a drizzle of VINEGAR! Say what?! That is so gross and weird. He says it is delicious.  Now, keep in mind that I don’t like this dish no matter who made it, but Cade looooved this recipe. He like that it has more flavor than the other recipes.I’m sure a lot of that had to do with the Knorr Homestyle stock. It’s already got loads of flavor unlike other stocks. I guess it’s a success. And, don’t judge if I messed up. Just kindly tell me if chicken and dumplings should really be made another way.

Are Dumplings Biscuits?

Dumplings are not exactly the same thing as biscuits.

Dumplings are a small ball of dough that can be boiled in a soup, fried or baked in a casserole.

How Do You Know When Dumplings Are Done?

To tell when dumplings are done, run a toothpick or skewer through one.

If it comes out clean, the dumplings are done.

Is Chicken Soup Good For A Cold?

For years, people have claimed that chicken soup is good for colds and flu.

Chicken soup is good for soothing both cold and flu symptoms.

The hot soup helps break up the congestion associated with both colds and the flu.

The warm soup, and the salt in the soup can help soothe a sore throat.

Chicken soup also has anti inflammatory properties.

Chicken And Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings Soup

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Soup

  • 1 chicken fryer or breasts
  • 4 Cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 carrots peeled & diced
  • 1-2 celery stalks diced
  • 1/2 onion diced (opt)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 Cup flour opt

Dumplings

  • Bisquick
  • Water
  • butter
  • garlic salt
  • dill

Noodles

  • 1 egg yolk slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • salt/pepper
  • flour

Instructions

Soup

  • If you have a raw fryer, or breasts, throw it/them in the crock pot in the morning with some salt and pepper-or a package of Italian dressing dry mix. Let it cook all day. Or, grab a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket.
  • When the chicken is done cooking, pull all the meat off the bones. Discard the bones, skin, etc. (This can be done ahead of time & refrigerated or frozen until use.)
  • Melt the butter in a stock pot or dutch oven.
  • Add the veggies and saute for a min. or two. If you like a thick soup, add the flour, stirring to create a roux. Let it cook for min to reduce the flour taste.
  • Add the broth. If you cooked the chicken in the crock pot then use the drippings-they will be delicious!
  • Prepare the noodles/dumplings while you wait for the soup to come to a boil. Then drop them one by one into the soup. It will only take a min or so for them to cook.
  • Traditionally, you eat the soup at this point. However, sometimes I like to brown the dumplings a little. They float to the top so all you have to do is pop it in the oven for a bit (making sure your stock pot is oven safe of course!). Yummy!

Dumplings

  • I cheat and use Bisquick. Just mix it together as instructed on the box and drop them into the soup. I like to add some cheddar to the extra dough and bake them as drop biscuits. Then I brush the tops with melted butter, garlic salt and dill.

Noodles

  • Mix the yolk, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Then add enough flour to make a dough.
  • Pat the dough out on the counter until it is about half as thick as you'd like it. It will grow when you cook it.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut it into strips, or small cookie cutters for shapes.
  • Drop into boiling soup & cook for 1 min.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumplings Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 914mg40%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5248IU105%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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4 comments

  • Grew up eating chicken and dumplings. One of my favorite comfort foods. My mom and grandmother would make the dumplings with broth instead of water and add milk to the pot before cooking the dumplings. So creamy and delicious.

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  • Okay, I have never made chicken and dumplings, but it always strikes me as the ultimate comfort dish. This really does sounds so good.

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  • Shut up!! I never win! I'm super excited to try e-mealz. It sounds awesome!

    P.S. I'm making this tonight. Sounds delish!

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  • Sounds Good!! I have attempted making them once before also I Love them but I made the dumplings from canned biscuits…. I will definitely try your recipe… We were discussing making a Chicken pot pie or Chicken Dumplings for this weekend…

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