EASY TO MAKE recipe for Homemade Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This creamy soup is a healthy comfort dinner food! Best served with biscuits to dip into the chicken broth! Mom, your families are going to love this!
This soup is a Winter comfort food favorite. It’s so delicious that I can almost guarantee that whenever I make it, we’ll have it the night after again because the craving will still be there. That’s what happened last week. I made it on Wednesday, we ate it all, we loved it. On Thursday we decided we were going to make it for dinner again. And we ate it all again.
The best thing about this soup besides the homemade dumplings (yum!) is that it’s also filled with veggies – potatoes, celery, carrots – everything a good chicken soup should have in it.
FAQ for this recipe:
Can I substitute or add additional vegetables?
Feel fee to make it your own and add additional vegetables if you’re trying to empty out the fridge – onions, peas, green beans, and bite size cauliflower are all equally good in it. Just don’t skip on the potatoes – never skip on the potatoes!
Can I use chicken bouillon cubes instead of broth?
Absolutely, I do it all the time.
Can I make this vegetarian?
You sure can. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and don’t add in chicken breast. You might want to add in some additional protein like white or great northern beans.
Are dumplings hard to make?
No. Homemade dumplings are one of the easiest things to make. It’s really just about mixing some simple ingredients together and then dropping it into hot broth to form the dumpling. The dumplings might not be the prettiest you’ve ever seen, but they will taste just as delicious.
Do I need to make a side dish for this soup?
I never do, it’s pretty hearty as is. I like to serve with some buttered bread or rolls.
How many servings is this recipe?
3-4 supper servings.
How good is this soup?
So good you’ll make it again tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy this soup for dinner sometime soon!
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 5 medium potatoes - peeled and cubed
- 1/2 pound chicken breast - boneless/skinless
- 1/2 cup carrots - thinly sliced
- 2 stalks celery - chopped up
- In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a measuring cup crack open the egg and add 3/4 cup water - whisk with a fork. Add egg-water to flour mixture, along with vegetable oil. Stir with a fork. Use your hands to mix the dough until it's no longer sticky - you will probably have to add additional flour. I like to add a small handful of flour, mix with my hands and if it's still sticky, keep repeating with flour until it's no longer sticky. When done, set aside.
- Bring broth to a boil and add potatoes and chicken breast. Continue to cook for 10 minutes on a light boil. Add carrots and celery to pot and cook a additional 5 minutes.
- Remove chicken from broth and place on cutting board. Shred up the chicken with fork and knife and then put shredded chicken back in pot.
- Grab your bowl of dough and rip off (I do this with my fingers) small pieces of the dough, dropping them into the boiling soup. If you find that the dough is too sticky to handle when ripping apart, just sprinkle some flour on your hands. Keep adding small pieces of dough until it's all gone. Turn heat down to medium and let cook for 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.