Grandma's Chicken 'n' Dumpling Soup

Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This came from a Taste of Home recipe collection from several years ago. It is requested by my family several time a year. Great during cold weather and when you are feeling under the weather. Takes a little time to prepare, but well worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken, water, bouillon cubes, peppercorns and cloves in an 8 quart Dutch oven or soup kettle.
  2. Cover and bring to boil; skim fat.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or chicken is tender.
  4. Strain broth and return to kettle.
  5. When chicken is cool to touch; debone and cut into bite sized chunks.
  6. Return chicken to kettle and add cans of soup, vegetables and seasonings; bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  8. Uncover and increase heat to a gentle boil.
  9. Remove bay leaf.
  10. For dumplings, combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  11. Stir in egg, butter and enough milk to make a moist stiff batter.
  12. Drop by teaspoonfuls into soup.
  13. Cover and cook (don't peek) for 18-20 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
  15. NOTE: It states in the recipe 10-12 servings, I serve bigger bowls, so it probably serves 6-8.
  16. I also use a little less seasoned salt due to the salt content of both cans of soup.
Most Helpful

Great soup! The dumplings got a bit gummy, but the soup itself was great! Used corn instead of celery and served over egg noodles, but followed the recipe otherwise.

ransomhouse January 19, 2011

I used your recipe and tweaked it a bit. Omitted the cloves and potatoes and used Bisquick dumplings instead of making homemade. I also sprinkle seasonings on my dumplings while they are still raw. Besides that it's the recipe as written. I love the combination of the broth and creamed soups! That's a great idea! Thanks!

jenisinchina December 06, 2010

This had good flavor, balanced by how easy it was. I did actually chunk and brown the meat, rather than just boiling it. Also, I added probably a half cup of pepper, because I like my sauce to be very bold. Overall, it turned out well, and I liked all the veggies in it!

Denise's Dinners October 05, 2010