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!
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.
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.
Chicken and Dumplings Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 103Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 5248IU105%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.