60 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 26
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 3

A well rounded chicken soup with delicious chicken and herb dumplings.

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
16
Max Servings:
16
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a blender or food processor, combine 3 cups cooked chicken, eggs, 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1 cup flour, parsley, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper and tarragon. Process until smooth.

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  • In a large pot, bring 4 cups chicken broth to a boil. Drop dumpling mixture by rounded spoonfuls into boiling broth. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 8 minutes, until well formed and slightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Reserve dumpling cooking liquid.

  • In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until onion is translucent. Stir in 1/2 cup flour until fully incorporated. Pour in 2 quarts chicken broth, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Introduce 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and carrots. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

  • Stir in dumplings, reserved liquid and 3 cups cooked chicken. Simmer 15 minutes more before serving.

Nutrition Facts

189.37 calories; 16.91 g protein; 12.59 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g fat; 70.25 mg cholesterol; 587.04 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
10/07/2003
I thought this recipes was great!!! I didn't add as much chicken to the broth when the dumplings were added. I only used 1 1/2 cups. It was perfect. I also didn't use any taragon. It was the best soup I have ever had...
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
09/10/2002
This was AWFUL..There's too much chicken in it. It is VERY time consuming to make.
(10)
60 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 26
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 3
Anonymous
10/07/2003
I thought this recipes was great!!! I didn't add as much chicken to the broth when the dumplings were added. I only used 1 1/2 cups. It was perfect. I also didn't use any taragon. It was the best soup I have ever had...
(38)
Anonymous
11/03/2005
Delicious but difficult. The dumplings were pretty mushy for me and fell apart during cooking making the cooking liquid very thick. Still made for a delicious soup though and I will definitely try it again hopefully with prettier results.
(31)
jill
11/03/2007
I thought that everything about this soup was delicious. Easy to make and when the batch was gone my husband wanted me to make another batch the same day!!
(27)
oatman99
12/08/2006
Very good flavorings. I changed the recipe a bit though. I used reduced sodium chicken stock (and omitted the salt) added a couple of bay leaves (take out before serving) and instead of the dumplings I put the chicken in the soup and used a tube of (reduced fat) refrigerator buscits (Pilsbury etc) quartered. It was a big hit with my family.
(17)
Anonymous
02/05/2004
Even though this recipe took a long time to make it was definately worth it. The spices make flavor of the soup so delicious!(Although I wouldn't suggest using a blender because I had to purchase a new one after making this. I also wouldn't suggest that you hang on to the left overs very long due to the fact that the tarragon permeates the entire soup after only a few days.)
(14)
Anonymous
02/05/2004
Dumplings taste a little dry and I thought at first I had just made them wrong but it's because there's chicken actually IN the dumplings. It seemed like an interesting idea but I think I'd prefer regular dumplings. And there were LOTS of steps to make it. But it tastes good!
(10)
Anonymous
09/10/2002
This was AWFUL..There's too much chicken in it. It is VERY time consuming to make.
(10)
SweetBasil
02/01/2007
I used this soup recipe as a base for a lighter version of chicken and dumplings. I also put a couple of diced potatoes in for hubby. I found at the end it needed a little something more salt and some cajun seasoning. I liked the addition of all the veggies and the lighter broth.
(8)
Anonymous
02/16/2003
Outstanding dumplings! Rated the 'best' chicken soup our family has had.
(7)