Chicken and Dumpling Soup

    4 hours 40 min

    A traditional and delicious chicken soup. Chicken is simmered with homemade egg dumplings. Serve with crusty bread, for lunch or dinner. Perfect for those cold winter nights.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (0.9-1.35kg) whole chicken
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 250ml hot chicken stock
    • 1 egg

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:2hr20min  ›  Ready in:4hr40min 

    1. In a large stock pot or saucepan cover the chicken with salted water and simmer until cooked through. When tender, remove chicken from pot. Remove meat from bones and keep warm while making the dumplings.
    2. For the Dumplings: Sieve about 250g flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the flour/powder mixture; pour in hot chicken stock, mixing first with a fork, then with your fingers. Add the egg and mix well again.
    3. Knead the dough for a few seconds on a floured board. Separate the dough into 4 or 5 parts and roll as thin as possible. Cut into 3.75-5cm wide pieces. Break these into 5cm long strips. Drop into boiling chicken stock and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with previously prepared meat.

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    I was quite pleased to at long last discover a recipe which when produced matched my memories of the 1950's and the dumplings my Aunt made for me. This recipe is only missing her sweet presence to make it a duplicate. Thanks.MammaMO  -  04 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Dumpling part of this recipe does not work,WAY! to much liquid for two cups of flour!, I only printed this recipe to get dumpling recipe, because I always add carrots, celery, onions, and a small amount of potato, to my recipe, and garlic,rosemary,salt,pepper and thyme.This recipe basically is very bland, sorry :-)  -  05 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The dumplings are quick and easy to make as well as tasty! I made them to go in my own chicken soup recipe and the family loved them!  -  03 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)