Chicken soup with dill and dumplings


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 30 mins
*PLUS Serves: 4
Chicken soup with dill and dumplings

Chicken soup with dumplings and dill. Photo, Sian Richards.

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Surprise your taste buds with this modern take on an old classic. Just add dill and dumplings!


  • 9 cups Butcher's Chicken Broth, recipe link below

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 celery stalks, diced with leaves, about 1 cup

  • 1 large carrots, diced, about 1 cup

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced, about 1 cup

  • 1/4 cup chopped dill

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • WHISK egg in a large bowl. Whisk in milk, butter and salt. Gradually add flour and whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until batter is cold, 45 min to 1 hour.

  • BOIL Butcher's broth in a large pot. Add chicken, celery, carrot, onion, dill, garlic and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Gently boil until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 min.

  • SCOOP batter into 20 portions. Add to simmering soup and cook until all dumplings float to the top, 5 to 7 min. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with more dill, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 535, Protein 37g, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 22g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 1217mg.

Suggestion: Get our recipe for Butcher's Chicken Broth here.

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