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Healthy Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe
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Healthy Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 363 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 900 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken until no longer pink. Add the broth, water, vegetables and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, for dumplings, in a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cottage cheese until blended. Add water and salt. Stir in the flour and mix well.
  3. Bring soup to a boil. Drop dumplings by tablespoonfuls onto the boiling soup. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in dumplings comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Dumpling Soup in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p37

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 363 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 900 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"My family LOVES chicken and dumplings, but my daughter has severe Celiac disease. I have been trying to figure out a way to make dumplings without flour, that will hold up. If anyone has any suggestions please share :)"

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"I've lost track of how many times I've made this. It is my go-to recipe for chicken soup. We've really enjoy the chewiness of the dumplings, but when I want something different, I've thrown in some cooked egg noodles too. I always add a bit more pepper, and I've tried adding diced potatoes and corn. If you use the whole egg, it is a much richer dumpling flavor, but we prefer just the egg whites here. All combinations have been eaten without complaint here though."

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"So you bring the soup to a boil twice?"

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Very good."

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Sooo good!!! You would never know this is a lighter version of a comfort food classic. The soup is very flavorful and the dumplings are so moist and also very flavorful. This instantly became a family favorite."

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