Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe

A comforting and hearty soup featuring tender chicken, fluffy dumplings, and a flavorful broth, perfect for a cozy meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Prepare the Base:
    • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, sliced carrots, and celery. Sauté until vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  2. Make the Soup:
    • Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
    • Stir in the shredded chicken, dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and let simmer.
  3. Prepare the Dumplings:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Stir in milk and melted butter until just combined. Do not overmix.
    • Gently fold in the fresh parsley.
  4. Cook the Dumplings:
    • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling batter into the simmering soup. Cover the pot and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through and fluffy.
  5. Serve:
    • Ladle the soup into bowls, ensuring each serving has a good mix of vegetables, chicken, and dumplings.
    • Garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy your warm and soothing chicken and dumpling soup!

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