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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup
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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

Try this spin on an all-time favorite chicken and dumplings. This easy, one-pot meal can be made for a family or ready to serve a crowd.


For the Soup:
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped, including some leaves
  • 8 cup chicken broth, fat free, reduced sodium
  • 2 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cup fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
For the Dumplings:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg, large


1. Heat oil in Dutch oven or soup kettle over medium-high heat.
2. Sauté carrot, onion and celery for 5 minutes; stir in broth, chicken, peppercorns, thyme and bay leaves.
3. Reduce heat to low; simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix dumpling ingredients until well blended.
5. Drop small spoonfuls of dumpling dough into simmering soup.
6. Cover soup and allow dumplings to cook for about 20 minutes (they will rise to the top of the soup as they cook).
7. Stir in spinach. 
8. Remove bay leaves before serving soup.


The "Grain Chain," a group of MyPlate National Strategic Partners committed to promoting and supporting grains, offers a series of recipes featuring whole grains. Members include American Bakers Association, Wheat Food Council, Grains Food Foundation, National Pasta Association, USA Rice Federation, General Mills, and Kellogg's.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 serving
Nutrients Amount
Calories 243
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 534 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 73 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 412 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 243
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 4 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 9 mg
Cholesterol 54 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 18 g
Calcium 73 mg
Potassium 412 mg
Sodium 534 mg
Copper 150 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 51 mg
Phosphorus 210 mg
Selenium 27 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamin A 332 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 6 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 38 mcg
Folate 70 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 10 mg
Choline 63 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1/2 cups
2 ounces
Protein Foods
1 1/2 ounces