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    Grandma's Chicken and Dumpling Soup

    Grandma's Chicken and Dumpling Soup. Photo by PanNan

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    4 hrs 30 mins

    20 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins

    WiGal's Note:

    Another TOH favorite. This is time consuming but wonderful and sometimes it's nice to just slow down and stay inside! Notice that I have not included the cooling time for the chicken.

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    1. 1
      Place chicken, water, bouillon, peppercorns, and cloves in kettle and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Later you must remove the cloves.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat; simmer until chicken is tender (about 1 hour).
    4. 4
      Cool chicken just slightly; cut into bite size pieces and set aside and look for the cloves.
    5. 5
      Strain and skim the chicken broth.
    6. 6
      Put the reserved chicken and strained broth in a large kettle; add cans of broth, chicken and mushroom soups, celery, carrots, onion, potatoes, bay leaf, peas, and one teaspoon of salt.
    7. 7
      Put cover onto kettle; simmer soup on low heat for 2-3 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
    8. 8
      About 30 minutes before serving, mix up dumplings by putting flour, one teaspoon salt, baking powder, and pepper together in a medium bowl.
    9. 9
      Add egg, melted butter, and enough milk to make moist, stiff batter.
    10. 10
      Drop by teaspoons into boiling liquid.
    11. 11
      Cook, covered and without "peeking", for 18-20 minutes or until the dumplings are done.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2012


      The night before, I cooked up a whole fryer. Then I consulted the recipe. Unfortunately, I did not use the cloves or peppercorns at all. This was still an awesome recipe. Keep in mind that small dumplings do expand when cooking! Great flavor and we froze the rest......hope it freezes ok.

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    • on February 28, 2010


      This was on the stove a good portion of the day, today and made the house smell wonderful. I've never put cloves in my chicken stock or soup recipes, but we loved the flavor of this soup. Delicious! Made for photo tag.

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    • on December 27, 2009


      I have this recipe in TOH's Big Book of Soup. It's a little different than what's posted here, but this is the greatest soup and is fun to prepare. My recipe calls for 4 pounds chicken, 9 cups water, 5 chicken bouillon cubes, no can of chicken broth,1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, an additional 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 3/4 to 1 cup milk and the optional parsley for a pretty garnish.I add minced garlic in with the vegetables,2 cloves.The simmering time for the vegetables to get tender only needs to be 1 hour. I add a pinch of sugar to my dumplings also-I love this recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Chicken and Dumpling Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (439 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 416.8
    Calories from Fat 195
    Total Fat 21.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 93.7 mg
    Sodium 1563.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 22.2 g

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