• 6 Ratings

If you are in need of comfort, this is the soup for you. The dumplings taste like light-and-fluffy carbohydrate clouds. Pure deliciousness, we promise. To vary the flavor, add fresh mushrooms with the carrots, celery, and leek and substitute dill for chives in the dumplings.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown on both sides. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, for 7 to 9 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Remove chicken; cool.

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  • Add carrots, celery, and leek to Dutch oven. Cook, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

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  • Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Return chicken to Dutch oven. Add stock, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for dumplings, in a medium bowl stir together flour, chives, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until combined.

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  • Remove thyme and bay leaf from soup. Stir in parsley; season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Bring to boiling. Drop dumpling dough mounds onto hot bubbling soup. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, about 10 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted in centers of dumplings comes out clean.

Tips

To make a vegetarian version, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock and omit the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 12 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 1260 mg sodium. 408 mg potassium; 30 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 24 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 3936 IU vitamin a; 7 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 81 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 162 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0