Chicken and Dumpling Soup



This Chicken and Dumpling soup is a pure comfort food perfect for fall season. The soup is loaded with veggies, a warm broth and full of protein. The buttery dumpling are just the icing on the cake. You can make it as a perfect weeknight meal or cook it on Sunday to eat it after long chilly walk. Do you want more soup recipes? Try this Potato and Leek Soup or this super easy Minestrone.


This Chicken and Dumpling soup is a pure comfort food perfect for fall season.

Ingredients [For 1 Person]

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1750 ml chicken broth
  • 800 grams shredded chicken
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 180 grams all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 180 ml buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Nutritional Information

Fat25 g
Protein17 g
Carbs24 g
Sugars3 g


  1. Cook the Base
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add in the chopped onions, chopped carrots and chopped celery. Cook and stir until the onion is soft and translucent. Add in the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Then sprinkle the vegetables with 1 tablespoon of flour and fry lightly. Pour in the chicken broth and add in the shredded chicken and cold butter. Season with salt, pepper, bay leaves and parsley. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and allow to simmer while you make the dumplings.
  2. Make the Dumplings
    In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter and buttermilk and mix until combined. You can knead it a few times in the bowl if needed. Pull off one inch pieces of the dough and drop into the soup. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the dumplings are floating at the top of the soup.


If you want to thicken the soup a bit then mix together the water and cornstarch until it is smooth. Pour into the soup and cook and stir for about 3 minutes until the soup is thick and creamy.

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