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grandma's chicken & dumplings soup

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Delicious just like Grandma use to make.

yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma's chicken & dumplings soup

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 3
    boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 c
    yellow onion diced
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 7 Tbsp
  • 6 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    fresh thyme leaves
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/3 c
    heavy cream

How To Make grandma's chicken & dumplings soup

  • 1
    In a large Dutch oven heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with some salt. Brown the chicken on all sides and remove to a plate and set aside. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook 30 more seconds.
  • 2
    Add the butter and let it melt. Whisk in the flour to make a roux. Add the chicken back to the pan with any accumulated juices. Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Thyme and bay leaves. Cook for 5 minutes to get it to a simmer. Add the frozen peas. Cover and cook 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile mix the dumpling ingredients together to make a mass of dough. Remove the lid from the soup and taste to adjust for salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaves.
  • 4
    With an ice cream scoop or big spoon Scoop dumplings onto the top of the soup. Try to keep them separate. Cover and simmer 15 more minutes to cook the dumplings. Garnish with parsley

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