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Healthy Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe

Healthy Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 363 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.

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Homecookinma User ID: 4493812 245159
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Graceful24, is it possible that you could post your recipe for dumplings? Much appreciated! Homecookinma"

krisfarbo User ID: 8783120 245141
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"healthy Yes! I thought it was great. My 4 kinds, 15, 14 and two 5 year olds said: boring and gross. My husband said its ok, as he politely ate a bowl."

adlevine User ID: 11585 245079
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"This is the potato dumpling recipe my German relatives always used with Sour beef."

NevadaMike User ID: 7590334 245077
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"It is low fat, but much too high in sodium for one serving. I left out half the salt and it was still very good."

graceful24 User ID: 7774960 245075
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"I make dumplings using mashed potatoes. Then flour, butter and eggs are added. A Danish recipe passed down from my grandma. Mashed potatoes have no added ingredients. I'm away from my recipe collection so am not able to share recipe. One could use gluten free flour ...."

Chumley5 User ID: 6210995 245074
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"This recipe is very good. It's a wonderful lowfat version of the original. For Styli_32, see if you can find a recipe for potato dumplings. My grandmother made them whenever she made Sour beef and Dumplings. Her recipe does contain regular flour but you might find a recipe that uses a type of gluten free flour. Good luck.

Thank you, Brenda White, for sharing your recipe."

Stylin_32 User ID: 7994874 90889
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 :)"

Juliemk7 User ID: 1219479 44969
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."

DaveRN User ID: 7778319 84511
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

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

daisey5 User ID: 146806 70974
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Very good."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 30715
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."

vbange User ID: 1656569 90888
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Delicious. Even my three boys ate it up!"

mizzie18 User ID: 6480992 86074
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This soup was excellent! Very easy, low fat and had a lot of flavor. Truly, I'd eat just the broth alone, it's that good. It was also very filling and the dumplings had a wonderful texture. This has quickly become a winter tradition in our family."

Coolchikaboom User ID: 6177254 35150
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"This soup is very easy to make and taste delicious! I used bisquik for the dumplings and when simmering while covered, the soup became very creamy."

Smdw User ID: 6208714 30638
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"My daughter won't eat carrots but routinely asks me to make this. Good leftover, too."

kboo127 User ID: 5327712 83941
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"I used bisquick to make the dumplings."

LAFrederick User ID: 4375499 86073
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"Very good. I cheated on the dumplings though; I used a box mix instead. I know it's not as healthy that way but we liked it. I will def make this again."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 90886
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I meant to rate this with five stars - I don't know how to change it, but again, it was excellent! :)"

grensrud User ID: 4501110 77826
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I thought this was excellent; however I made several changes. Rather than using canned chicken broth I used my own that I saved from boiling a chicken. I prefer broth this way and I think it is healthier also. I left out the celery as I am not a fan, and I used canned carrots that I chopped up. Also, I left the cover on the entire time the soup was simmering, I know that said uncovered but I feel that I lose flavor by doing that. I also left out the parsley because I didn't have any. Unlike the other reviewers I thought the dumplings were fantastic! Definitely will make again. The only thing I wish was that the nutrition content included the number of dumplings in a serving - I took a guess and ate 4."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 77825
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"good Next time I'll try to add garlic to the dumplings."

trademark User ID: 2854441 35146
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"i tryed it last night was very good , did add some small pasta shells which added a bit more zing"

nesta85way User ID: 4237976 50202
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I agree with other reviews, that the broth was just delicious, while the dumplings . . . needed something.

I cooked the soup a little longer than recommended. Were I to fix it again, I would keep the lid on while it simmered before the dumplings were added. I felt like there wasn't enough broth.
I will plan on adapting my own chicken noodle soup to try to emulate this broth. It was absolutely superb!"

[email protected] User ID: 2523144 86071
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"Broth was very tasty, dumplings were very bland"

Valerie B User ID: 2714898 35145
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2008

"have not made as yet will try soon"

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