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Indulge your cold weather cravings this season with a warm bowl of homemade Chicken and Cheese Dumpling Soup. The dumplings are amazing!

Chicken Dumpling Soup on the Spoon

Make your own bowl of hearty chicken soup from scratch! This soup is one of the most loved in my family. Not only is this soup warm and delicious, but it’s also easy to make. The dumplings are soft and cheesy, the broth is very flavorful, and you can’t stop at just one bowl.

It was almost two years ago that I first tasted this Chicken and Cheese Dumpling Soup. I found this recipe by accident while browsing a site with Ukrainian dishes, and decided to give it a try. After adding some more ingredients and adjusting the recipe to my taste, my whole family agreed it was a winner, and I’ve been making it ever since.

Let’s discuss the main ingredients and learn how to make this comforting goodness.

Main Ingredients

For the Soup:

  • Chicken. I like using a chicken leg quarter because it makes excellent broth. That said, you can use any part of the chicken, even the chicken breast.
  • Potatoes. Any kind of potato will work here.
  • Carrot + Onion + Olive Oil. We’ll fry these ingredients together to add flavor and color to the soup.
  • Seasonings. Salt, pepper, and bay leaves.
  • Herbs. Fresh parsley and dill. You can just use one of these, if preferred.

For the Dumplings:

  • Cheese. You can use shredded Gouda, Cheddar, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack, Provolone, or Swiss cheese.
  • Egg.
  • Four.
  • Salt.

How to Make Chicken Dumpling Soup

1. Place the chicken leg into a 3 qt. pot and add about 2 1/2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.

chicken in the pot with water

2. In the meantime, sauté the onion and carrot in olive oil for 5-7 minutes, or just until soft. Set aside.

cooking carrot and onion in olive oil

3. Prepare the dumpling mixture. In a medium bowl, mix together the cheese, egg, and salt. Add water and stir well. Sift the flour on top and stir until well combined.

making the cheese dumplings

4. To the pot with the chicken, add the potatoes, the onion-carrot mixture, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Cover with a lid and cook just until the potatoes turn soft (about 10 minutes).

adding the seasonings to the soup

5. Remove the chicken leg from the soup and shred the meat off the bone into small pieces with the help of two forks. Return the chicken to the soup.

removing the chicken from the soup and chopping it

6. Dip a clean spoon into the hot soup and scoop out some of the dumpling mixture (about one tablespoon). Dip the spoon back into the soup and the dumpling will separate easily. Repeat this process until you run out of the mixture.

adding the dumplings to the soup

7. Cook for 2 more minutes, add the fresh herbs, and turn off the heat. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then serve.

Chicken and Cheese Dumpling Soup on a ladle

Helpful Tips

Use chicken legs. Chicken soup is better when made with darker meat. Chicken legs (thighs, drumsticks) become tender and soft in the soup — and the bones make better broth. Chicken breast doesn’t tenderize and stays firm in the soup.

Herbs are a must. Adding lots of fresh parsley and dill at the end makes a big flavor impact and adds extra health benefits, so don’t skip it. You can also add chives and/or cilantro.

Make the dumplings fast. When you start adding the dumplings to the soup, try to work fast and don’t get distracted by other tasks. Doing so will ensure that all of the dumplings are cooked evenly.

Season to taste. Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to suit your tastes. You can also add some of your favorite soup seasonings.

Turmeric – a secret helper. If you want to give your soup a beautiful yellow color, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. It won’t change the flavor of the soup, but the broth will become golden. I actually add turmeric to most of my soups.

Chicken Dumpling Soup in a bowl

How to Store and Reheat

The soup can be made and refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. If the soup looks a bit too thick to you, add a splash of water when reheating.

How to Customize

Add lemon. You can add some lemon juice for extra zing, and serve it with a few lemon slices.

Add cream. If you enjoy creamy soups, you can add about 1/3 cup of heavy cream at the end of cooking.

Add other vegetables. Add spinach, kale, parsnips, sliced carrots, peas, or even beans.

Chicken Dumpling Soup close up photo

More Yummy Soup Recipes

During the cold months, we all crave soups more than ever. I hope these recipes will keep you full and warm.

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Chicken and Cheese Dumpling Soup

Indulge your cold weather cravings this season with a warm bowl of homemade Chicken and Cheese Dumpling Soup. The dumplings are amazing!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Dumpling Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 364kcal
Author Tania Sheff

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken quarter (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder optional

For the Dumplings

  • 4 oz. grated Cheddar cheese or Gouda, Jarlsberg, Provolone, Swiss
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 6 oz. all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Place the chicken leg into a 3 qt. pot and add about 2 1/2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Place the chicken leg into a 3 qt. pot and add about 2 1/2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Prepare the dumpling mixture. In a medium bowl, mix together the cheese, egg, and salt. Add water and stir well. Sift the flour on top and stir until well combined.
  • To the pot with the chicken, add the potatoes, the onion-carrot mixture, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Cover with a lid and cook just until the potatoes turn soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Remove the chicken leg from the soup and shred the meat off the bone into small pieces with the help of two forks. Return the chicken to the soup.
  • Dip a clean spoon into the hot soup and scoop out some of the dumpling mixture (about one tablespoon). Dip the spoon back into the soup and the dumpling will separate easily. Repeat this process until you run out of the mixture.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes, add the fresh herbs, and turn off the heat. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then serve.

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Notes

HELPFUL TIPS

Use chicken legs. Chicken soup is better when made with darker meat. Chicken legs (thighs, drumsticks) become tender and soft in the soup — and the bones make better broth. Chicken breast doesn’t tenderize and stays firm in the soup.
Herbs are a must. Adding lots of fresh parsley and dill at the end makes a big flavor impact and adds extra health benefits, so don’t skip it. You can also add chives and/or cilantro.
Make the dumplings fast. When you start adding the dumplings to the soup, try to work fast and don’t get distracted by other tasks. Doing so will ensure that all of the dumplings are cooked evenly.
Season to taste. Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to suit your tastes. You can also add some of your favorite soup seasonings.
Turmeric – a secret helper. If you want to give your soup a beautiful yellow color, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. It won’t change the flavor of the soup, but the broth will become golden. I actually add turmeric to most of my soups.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2479IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg

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