Sage Chicken Dumpling Soup

A delicious weeknight meal, try this homey recipe that uses fresh mushrooms, chicken, olives, and sage.

Sage Chicken Dumpling Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
48 mins


  • 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 6 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 2 pound deli-roasted chicken, skinned, boned, and cut in chunks

  • 2 cup frozen peas

  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage

  • 1 recipe Buttermilk Dumplings

  • Thinly sliced green onion (optional)

  • Fried Sage Leaves (optional)

Buttermilk Dumplings

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • 1 tablespoon snipped Italian parsley

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Fried Sage Leaves

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 8 sage sprigs


  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven cook mushrooms and onions in hot oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes until liquid has evaporated. Stir in flour until combined. Add broth all at once; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, peas, olives, lemon juice, and sage. Return to boiling.

  2. Prepare Buttermilk Dumpling dough; drop dough, 1/3 cup at a time, onto boiling soup. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. To serve sprinkle with green onion and Fried Sage Leaves.

Buttermilk Dumplings

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in green onions and parsley. Add buttermilk and olive oil; stir until moistened.

Fried Sage Leaves

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add sage sprigs, 2 at a time. Cook until crisp for 30 to 60 seconds; drain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 776mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 38%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 352mg 7%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.