My husband was fooled with this low-fat recipe and I'm sure your family will be, too! A savory broth, hearty chunks of chicken and thick chewy dumplings provide plenty of comforting flavor. Brenda White of Morrison, Illinois
Chicken and dumpling soup is a classic that every cook should have in their recipe box and this version is tried and true. My husband is not very fond of leftovers, but says he would eat this every day of the week if I let him. —Morgan Byers, Berkley, Michigan
I just had to share this recipe because my whole family thought it was absolutely delicious! It’s a filling and comforting twist on traditional chicken soup. Don’t be afraid of the jalapeno, the heat factor is pretty mild. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia
I was born in Arkansas, and this recipe is one I grew up on. Well, actually, there never really was a recipewe just threw it together till it tasted good!
Chicken and Dumplings is so easy and filling...you can fix it for anyone anytime. Sometimes, if my husband and I are going off fishing all day (my favorite hobby is fishingand more fishing!). I'll prepare the chicken the day before. Then, when we get home, I'll reheat it, mix up my dumplings, plop them on top and have supper ready to serve within 20 minutes.
Meet the Cook: This recipe's one I had to learn to marry into my husband's family! It is the traditional Hinz Christmas Eve meal, served before going to church. My father was a pastor who was always too keyed up from preaching to enjoy a big Sunday dinner. So I learned to make soup early on. Now, my husband is pastor to two rural churches. Our three children are 17, 15 and 13.
-Rachel Hinz, St. James, Minnesota
"Although we were on a tight budget when I was a youngster, we always had good food," recalls Brenda Risser of Willard, Ohio. "This comforting soup with soft dumplings was one of Mom's mainstays," she adds. At 82¢ a serving, it's still a bargain.