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Chicken and Dumpling Soup October 9, 2008

Filed under: Chicken,Soup — xigumdrops @ 7:55 pm
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This is a nice easy chicken and dumpling recipe to serve 2.

2 Tbs. butter, divided

8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

3/4 cup (1/4 inch) cut celery

1/2 cup (1/4 inch) cut carrot

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

2 thyme sprigs

1 bay leaf

1/8 teaspoon cumin

2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 cup less-sodium beef broth

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup 1 percent low-fat milk


1.  Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add 1 tbs. butter turning to coat.  Add chicken to pan; cook 6-7 minutes, browning on all sides.  Push chicken to side of the pan and add celery and next 6 ingredients to pan; saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender.   Add broth to pan; bring mixture to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30-60 minutes or add mixture to crock-pot and cook on low 3-4 hours.  

2.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.  Cut in the butter and stir in the milk just until combined.  Using a melon baller or spoon, add teaspoonfuls of dough into broth mixture.  Cover pot again and simmer another 10-12 minutes or until dumplings are done.  Discard bay leaf and thyme before serving.


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