And look at that – a dumpling munching on a dumpling! Okay, he’s technically munching on a doughnut…but I was close. And he’s definitely an adorable, delicious dumpling, but he’s not exactly the kind I had in mind right this second. Nope, I am talking about the kind of dumpling you find in a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup.
Now, making chicken dumpling soup from scratch is a little more than I am up for, especially when there are alternatives that do the hard part (making the broth) for you right in your supermarket. Stay away from the cans of chicken broth and go for the good kinds in the box…Imagine is the best, and Pacific is a close second. As for the chicken, you can either use leftovers from your last roast chicken, or pick up a roast chicken in the deli section. I’ll never tell.
Now you are about 30 short minutes away from homemade chicken dumpling soup. Once you serve this up to your own dumplings and taste how good it is, the little shortcuts along the way will only be a vague memory. Promise!