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Yummy Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe

Yummy Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups frozen french-cut green beans
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced onions
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from heat.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, whisk flour and 1/2 cup broth until smooth. Stir in water and remaining broth. Add beans, onions, carrots and marjoram. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add chicken; return to a simmer.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix biscuit mix, cornmeal and cheese. Stir in milk just until moistened. Drop batter in 12 portions on top of the simmering soup. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of dumpling comes out clean. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 353 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 1111mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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ReneeMurby User ID: 7119369 99373
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Yum Yum Yum Delicious. I did add one chicken bouillon as the chicken broth I used was very low sodium. Also I did step 2 first and while that was simmering I browned the chicken. I will absolutely make this again and again."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 145196
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"I made this soup on a cold snowy afternoon and it really hit the spot with both me and my hardworking husband! I doubled the recipe so we'd be sure to have leftovers and I'm really glad that we'll get to have this soup for another meal. I didn't have frozen green beans, so I used a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and that worked great. I also used some baked white meat chicken that I already in the freezer which simplified preparation and shortened the prep time. I did add some extra salt and pepper to the soup along with the marjoram and added some vegetable soup base to punch up the flavor."

janeenj User ID: 7132464 73836
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I am a big fan of rotisserie chickens and this is a great way to use any leftover meat. I also like to make broth from the bones which is much more flavorful than canned. I love the addition of cornmeal to the dumplings."

kolo13 User ID: 5751675 66291
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"I used leftover chicken, substituted thyme for marjoram, and added a 1/4 tsp Frankenmuth chicken seasoning. The results were excellent and every bowl was empty! I will definitely make this recipe again."

bourbour User ID: 6953993 145188
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"I used my own traditional family favorite chicken soup and topped it with the corn cheddar biscuits. Simply amazing! Who would have thought corn and cheddar would make such scrumptious dumplings?"

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 145187
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"This is a tasty soup recipe. I finished cooking the soup in the crock pot and added thyme and basil instead of marjoram. I made my dumplings bite size."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 145185
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Loved this recipe, and the fact that it is low fat makes it a keeper!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 146151
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"My husband and I are not a big fan of chicken and Dumpling anything unless it's baked but I figured I'd give this a try. It was good but it's not something I will make it again just because my family likes the biscuits fluffy the way they get when their baked not cooked on the stove. If you are a chicken and Dumpling lover then I highly recommend you to try this out."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 66290
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Very good and delicious! I did; however, make my own dumplings and didn't use marjoram. Mine cooked down to thickness of a stew rather than a soup."

maryannet User ID: 1456288 161313
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I made this in the crock pot"

dv80det User ID: 6287729 160468
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"This was great!"

charlenec User ID: 2923720 160466
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Didn't think this would be good, but it was. Will be making this again."

lilgrannymac User ID: 3243163 161312
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"easy to make and yummmm"

tiggeritian User ID: 2898240 161310
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"Great soup, although I think it would be helpful for there to be something added to the dumpling dough to give it another flavor."

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