Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup
Chicken and Dumpling Soup

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • For soup:

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    cup chopped onion

  • 1

    cup chopped celery

  • 1

    cup chopped carrots

  • 2

    cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

  • 3

    cups water

  • 2

    cups cooked chicken breast, shredded

  • 1

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    cup chopped spinach

  • For dumplings:

  • 1

    cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1/4

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    cup low-fat milk

  • 1

    medium egg

Directions

Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, and carrots for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, water, chicken, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cover pot partially with lid, and simmer soup for about 20 minutes. While soup simmers, mix dumpling ingredients in a bowl. Shape mixture into spoon-sized dumplings. Add a little water or flour to thin or thicken mixture. One by one, drop dumplings into soup. Cover pot and let dumplings cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in spinach. Simmer the soup over low heat for 3 minutes and serve.

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