Chicken Soup With Dumplings

Chicken Soup Dumplings Recipe

Chicken soup has got to be one of my all-time favourite foods and this hearty bowl of homemade soup with big chewy dumplings does the trick for me. Especially on a rainy, cold day – which there are many in Portland!

I like to make a big pot at the start of the week and throw it into a cute thermos like this one if I’m heading out for day. This chicken soup is also super quick to prepare and is a great weeknight meal. The dumplings are a great way to change things up if you’re getting tired of chicken noodle soup.

If you can – source Trader Joe’s Mirepoix Mix it is such a HUGE time saver. If not, chop up 1-2 carrots, 1 yellow onion and 2 ribs of celery instead. But if you can find the mix, it’s a big timesaver! Here’s the recipe:

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 container of Trader Joe’s Mirepoix Mix
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 boxes low-sodium, organic chicken stock
  • 1 package of organic chicken breast tenders, cut into chunks
  • Handful dill, chopped

 

DUMPLINGS

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

 

PREPARATION

  1. Heat a large dutch oven or pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add oil, mirepoix mix and sauté for about 4-5 minutes until vegetables are soft
  3. Season with salt, pepper, bay leaves and thyme.
  4. Add stock to the pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Add chicken and bring to a boil again and then bring the heat back to a low simmer, while you make the dumplings.
  6. For the dumplings, whisk together egg, milk, butter, salt. Then slowly whisk in the flour until well mixed.
  7. Using your hands or a cookie batter scoop, create small dumplings and drop them into your soup pot as you go.
  8. Dumplings will float to the top of your chicken soup when they are cooked.
  9. Remove bay leaves and add a sprinkle of dill to each bowl before serving.

 

Loved this? Check out my Roasted Tomato Soup recipe!