This easy recipe for chicken and baby dumpling soup is a light version of the classic chicken and dumplings recipe with a lot less work!
There aren’t many things in this world that can compete with the classic that is chicken and dumplings, but I think chicken and baby dumpling soup comes pretty dang close. Because aside from the fact that it is super easy to make, it also takes that, shall we say FILLING, meal and turns it into a light and lovely soup version, with tender shredded chicken and colorful veggies and warm and wonderful broth…and baby dumplings! And who isn’t helpless in the face of a baby dumpling? I am, I can tell you that right now. Totally. Helpless. So if you need some baby dumplings in your life, you are in the right place. Let’s make some!
[clickToTweet tweet=”This easy recipe for chicken and baby dumpling soup is a light version of the old classic! ” quote=”This easy recipe for chicken and baby dumpling soup is a light version of the old classic! “]Before we get started, you didn’t think I was going to miss this chance to show you one of my favorite baby dumplings, did you?
Okay, so he’s almost eight now and knows all the words and moves to Whip/Nae Nae, but he’ll always be part baby dumpling in my eyes. Sniffle.
Meanwhile, back at the soup, you want some shredded cooked chicken, some chicken broth, some chopped carrots and celery, and some creamed corn. Yep, creamed corn…this may be the one and only time you ever read those words on this site, but it’s essential for this particular recipe, and you’re just going to have to trust me. Simmer up the carrots and celery in the broth until they are nice and tender, and then stir in the chicken and the creamed corn. Season it up to your liking with some salt and pepper, and then it is time for the baby dumplings!
Stir some flour, some salt and an egg together until you have a nice soft dough. Now pinch off little pieces and drop them into your simmering soup until it is full of baby dumplings. Let everything simmer for about 10 minutes, and then ladle it out into nice warm bowls. And while I will always have a deep and abiding love for the classic chicken and dumplings, this soup version is pretty dang wonderful. Baby dumplings!Print
Chicken and Baby Dumpling Soup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- 4 cups chicken broth (I like the Imagine brand)
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 eight ounce can creamed corn
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Bring broth to a simmer and add carrots and celery. Simmer 10 minutes until veggies are tender.
- Stir in chicken and corn and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Mix flour, egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt together until you have a crumbly dough. Pinch off small pieces and drop into the simmering soup. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Ladle into warm bowls and serve!
Keywords: dairy-free easy chicken and baby dumpling soup recipe, kid friendly chicken dumpling soup
Our favorite soup is the Romanian version of chicken and dumpling soup, it is THE comfort food for us. But I would love to try this version, the creaminess of it makes it different from what I know, I bet it is great.
And I would love to see YOUR version – can’t have too many chicken and dumpling soups!
I think I definitely need some baby dumplings in my life. This soup sounds so tasty. And I’m really interested with that use of creamed corn. I’ve never seen that before. Looks great!
You definitely need baby dumplings. Everyone needs baby dumplings. :)
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I agree, there’s not too many dishes that can compete with chicken and dumplings, but I definitely think this soup might just win! Chicken soup is my favorite, so I’m loving this creative twist! Sounds so easy to make, which I love. Pinned and can’t wait to try out!
I’m so glad – hope you love it as much as we do!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Love you Lil’ Dumpling! And love this dumpling soup too! :) Chicken and dumplings is a favorite in our house. It’s a perfect comfort food. I think making a soup version sounds delicious!
Yes, he’s a keeper, right? :)
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
First of all, your baby dumpling is ADORABLE! That face!! Second, baby dumplings in a soup?? Swoon! Love this, Kate! This soup looks absolutely delicious and packed with so much yummy flavor! Slurp-tastic to say the least! Cheers, friend! Xo
I know, that face just kills me. And SLURPTASTIC is my new favorite word!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
You know I love chicken and dumplings! They are such a favorite comfort food in my family!
(And that baby dumpling is beyond precious!)
I know you DO, my friend! xo
BABY dumplings, what fun! they make a delicious and comforting soup a joy to eat, plus you have an excuse to post cute baby pics! :)
Rahul @samosastreet.com says
This looks amazing! Just like it should be colorful, lovely flavors and comforting! YUM! and your little one, he is so adorable and cute
Thank you – he’s the best!
This looks delicious! My Grandma made a similar dish and she called it chicken and pinch dumplings! Love your site!
Chicken and pinch – I love it!!!
My oldest just turned eight, so I can empathize with feeling nostalgic for those adorable chubby baby years. You know the cutest babies!
And baby dumplings. I have never done that. Wow. Need to.
Oh, those chubby baby memories…
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I love making chick’n and dumplings, but have never thought to try a soup variety. I can’t wait to try this. PS: That baby dumpling is a real cutie ;)
Isn’t he???? Sigh.
Kelly Wulf says
Did I miss something?
I made this soup this weekend. I really liked it and It was very tasty!! I was wondering if the dumplings should have more liquid…milk or something? Or less flour? They were very dry and I could barely mix them up.
Hi Kelly! The dumpling dough CAN vary, according to the size of the egg as that is what provides the liquid. If your dumpling dough looks really dry, you can definitely add some milk or even a little of the chicken broth to moisten it up a little. Just enough that it holds together though, otherwise your dumplings will get too spongy and big and will take over your soup! Hope this helps, and thanks for reaching out. ????
Kelly Wulf says
That’s what I did and it turned out great. Had left overs for lunch today…mmm
Thanks for your help!!
I’m so glad! And leftover soup for lunch is the BEST.