Chicken dumpling soup is the world’s best comfort food, and with this easy recipe you can make it in a jiffy! The perfect soothing meal….aaaaahhhh!
Every once in a while we all need comfort food, and when that happens, I make chicken dumpling soup.
It’s not only the bowl of warm, delicious chicken soup filled with cheery vegetables and soft little dumplings, although that is wonderful.
It’s also the soothing process of being in the kitchen, the heart of the house, going through the familiar process of chopping carrots and leeks, kneading together flour and eggs and butter, stirring the pot and knowing with absolute certainty that no matter what, within the hour you and your loved ones are going to be tucking into that first spoonful. Cooking is comfort.
And family is comfort. There are few things in life that make me feel better than an adorable, delicious dumpling.
And from this adorable, delicious dumpling to another, here comes one of my favorite comfort foods, my tried and true, get-you-through-anything chicken dumpling soup.
Here’s how you make chicken dumpling soup!
Now, making chicken dumpling soup totally from scratch is a little more than I am up for when I really need my comfort food fast, 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…they usually taste closer to the real thing.
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’ve done both, and both are perfectly wonderful.
A few carrots and a some leeks and onions, and a super easy dumpling dough that cooks right in the broth and you are in business.
Now you are about 30 short minutes away from homemade chicken dumpling soup. Serve this up to your own dumplings and taste how good it is. Feel a little bit better.
Updated from a previous Framed Cooks post.