Chicken and Dumpling Soup…burr…its Cold Outside #Recipe

So this is the last of the three recipes I made this week. Glad I saved this one for last since the temperatures have plunged into single digits here in New England. What is better than a nice big hot bowl of comfort soup on a bitterly cold night?  DH, G, and myself all ate it and then our bellies were so warm and happy we were all tired! I like to call it “soup belly”.
Chicken and Dumpling Soup
  1. 10 cups of chicken broth home-made or store bought. I used 3 boxes (32 ounces each) 
  2. 4 cups of shredded cooked chicken from 4 medium size chicken breasts
  3. bay leaves
  4. 1 cup all purpose flour
  5. 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  6. 2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp fine salt
  8. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  9. 1 ounce baby spinach, roughly chopped (1 cup)
  10. coarse salt and ground pepper
  11. lemon wedges, for serving
  • To cook chicken, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a couple of bay leaves, salt and pepper, and 4 medium sized chicken breast and simmer until cooked through. About 10 minutes. Cool and shred with a fork.
  • In a large pot, bring broth to a simmer over medium-high. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. With a fork, stir in buttermilk and spinach to form a dough.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on top of simmering broth. Cover and cook until dumplings are cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Gently stir in chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until chicken is warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges. 
Adapted from Everyday Food
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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. What is it about making soup in the winter, yum! I want to try making my own soups this winter, thanks for the idea!

  2. YUM!!! Must try this!!

  3. Yummy! I've got to try this!

  4. Um, yum!!! We need to give me some cooking lessons!!

  5. I have been looking for a chicken & dumplings recipe. Pinning as well. 🙂

  6. Im in New England too, NH. Such a cold weekend, I made us some chili to warm us up!

  7. Im in Boston, -4 here..Ill take the recipe and I love your pics, what camera are you using?

  8. Oh yum! This sounds so *warming. 🙂 I wish it got cold in Florida so I could experience the whole effect of soup in the winter time. LOL!

    I have a link-up on my blog too:
    Tasty Tuesdays at Stay At Home Ginger's Recipe Blog

  9. Thanks for linking up! I print up your recipe last night…mmm..mmm…mmmmmmmm! Can't wait to eat!

  10. Those dumplings look especially delicious! I will have to try this recipe next week! Also, thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble! I've +1ed and stumbled this page. Hope to see you again this week at the hop (! -Christine

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