Chicken and Dumplings Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Cream is added to a classic chicken soup base of chicken stock, chicken, mirepoix, and herbs to make it extra delicious. You then dollop spoonfuls of buttermilk dumplings into the soup and let them simmer away until they are light and fluffy. The chicken soup thickens and the dumplings steal the show.
When this Chicken and Dumplings Soup is simmering away on your stovetop, you can’t help but feel all sorts of coziness. This is definitely a stretchy pants or sweat pants kind of meal! But, could also be served fo a dinner party. It just has that much comfort and class at the same time.
Starting out like a standard chicken soup, you simmer the chicken in chicken stock with onions, carrots, celery and herbs until the chicken is cooked through. The chicken is removed from the soup, shredded and then added back in. But, what comes next is where this soups starts to be anything but an ordinary chicken soup: CREAM.
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After adding in the cream comes the most fun part of all, the dumplings! Don’t fret over making homemade dumplings – they are fool proof! Just think, even if they aren’t perfect, they are gettling plopped into a vat of creamy, chicken soup loaded with flavor. You can’t go wrong. All you need are a few simple ingredients:
That’s all it takes! Gently mix the ingredients together until just combined, then you get to dollop spoonfuls into the soup! This is the most fun part, if you ask me! When the dumplings are added to the soup, they start to puff up and look all sorts of delicious. It’s tempting, but you have to let them be for a bit to cook. It’s almost like a Christmas miracle: the dumplings get all sorts of light and fluffy and the soup thickens into pure decadence.
Chicken and Dumplings Soup is best served with a side of crunchy bread for dunking (bring on all the carbs!) and a little fresh thyme to add a touch of brightness. I actually ended up making buttery garlic bread slices for us to dunk into our leftover soup and it was a game changer!! We also had a side of broccoli because #balance haha.
This soup is food for the soul – it will warm you through and through. Simmer a batch for a weeknight dinner, holiday party, or to serve to family and friends. It will quickly become a family favorite!
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