It is a super straight forward recipe with no frills or fancy stuff. Just chicken, veggies and dumplings in a homemade chicken broth.
For the soup:
- 10 cups water
- 4 chicken thighs- skin on, bone in
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 4 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 6-8 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 TSP garlic powder
- 2 TBSP parsley
- 2 TSP pepper
- 1 TSP celery salt
For the dumplings:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ milk (give or take, see directions)
- 1 TSP garlic powder
- 1 TSP parsley
- Boil chicken thighs in 10 cups water until fully cooked, about 20-25 min. Turn off heat and remove the chicken from the pot (don’t discard the water. We need that for the soup base). Set chicken aside.
- To the water, add all the veggies and all the seasonings under “for the soup” in the ingredients list. Bring the veggies and seasonings to a simmer, cover and simmer for 15 min.
- While the veggies are simmering, shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones.
- After 15 minutes, add shredded chicken back to the pot and continue simmering with cover on for an additional 15 min.
- After the additional 15 minutes, make the dumpling dough:
- Add 2 cups flour to a bowl. Crack the 2 eggs into a 1-cup liquid measuring cup. Fill the rest of the cup up with milk to the 1 cup line (about ½ cup milk, might be a little more or less depending on how big the eggs are). Give the eggs and milk a whisk until combined. Add to the flour. Mix until dough forms and until the flour and eggs/milk are combined. The dough will be sticky.
- Bring the soup back to a boil. When it’s boiling, drop dough by the teaspoon full into the pot to make little dumplings. You don’t want them to be too big, so be careful how much dough you drop at a time.
- Once all the dough is gone, cover the pot and let boil for 10-12 min until the dumplings are hard.