Chicken Dumpling Soup – Simple Joy

Joy of cooking chicken and dumplings recipe

Video Joy of cooking chicken and dumplings recipe

Chicken and Dumplings is a perfect comfort food. This will become a treasured recipe that you will return to again and again.

Today is the first official recipe under the name Simple Joy! I’m so excited, kid on Christmas morning excited. And Chicken and Dumplings is the perfect inaugural recipe.

Not only is this amazing homemade chicken and dumplings easy to make, but it’s the perfectly creamy amount with the best flavor. This soup screams comfort food and is the perfect recipe for fall and winter.

How to make chicken and meatballs

This recipe has easy-to-follow steps. Once you make this recipe once, you will be able to make it from memory. This is a brief overview.

  1. Sauté carrots, celery and garlic in butter
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  3. Create a roux and then add chicken broth
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  5. Add the seasonings and simmer
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  7. While simmering, make the dough for the meatballs. Drop the dough ball dough per tablespoon into the broth over low heat.
  8. After the dumplings have cooked, add the chicken and heavy cream.

Making dumpling dough The

dumpling dough

for this soup is really simple. It’s similar to the dough on my Quick Easy Biscuits. There are a couple of things you should consider:

  • If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can cut the cold butter into the dough with a fork
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  • I used skim milk to make my meatballs, but you can use any milk you have on hand
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  • The dough will be very sticky. Which is fine! You’re not forming cookies, you’re dropping them into boiling soup.
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How to make a Roux

This soup gets its thickness from a roux. A roux is a combination of a melted fat and flour with the addition of a liquid.

Here we are using the butter that we sauté the vegetables, then we add flour and finally slowly add the chicken broth.

It seems to me that the most successful rouxs are those that are done with patience. Slowly add your chicken broth. Whisk about two tablespoons at a time at first before adding the rest. This will result in a thick and creamy soup.

Use of

cooked chicken

This recipe calls for cooked chicken, which makes it a faster recipe. Here are some suggestions


  • Frozen shredded chicken: I love buying roast chicken and freezing it. For details on how to do this, check out my Crockpot chicken enchiladas
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  • Roast chicken: Grab a cooked chicken at the grocery store to make this recipe super simple.
  • Instant Pot Chicken: Cook chicken in its instant pot for easy preparation.
  • Boil chicken breasts: Place the chicken in enough water to cover and simmer for 4 to 10 minutes. Make sure it registers 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer.

Other great soup recipes

Sometimes I think I should start another blog just for soups. And then I remember how long it takes to run a food blog. But! I love soup season, and I have plenty of other great soup recipes for you.

  • My creamy chicken noodle soup looks a lot like this minus the dumplings, and delicious. A family favorite.
  • My Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup is always a winner.
  • This

  • New England clam chowder recipe is a classic that should be in your recipe. binder.
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