These hearty dumplings give extra body to this classic chicken soup.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, bring broth to a simmer over medium-high. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. With a fork, stir in buttermilk and spinach to form a dough.

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  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on top of simmering broth. Cover and cook until dumplings are cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Gently stir in chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until chicken is warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Notes

Prepare the soup base, then refrigerate broth and shredded chicken in separate airtight containers, up to 3 days. If desired, freeze broth up to 3 months.

Reviews (4)

56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
Not a favorite recipe. Will make smaller sized dumplings next time.
Rating: Unrated
02/02/2015
I have a very good alternative for the dumplings! my Illinois German mom, a great cook, always made chicken and dumplings by using the recipe for dumplings on the bisquik box. It is Great!!! try it. The same recipe is also use for sauerkraut and spareribs. Make the dough, roll it out and cut in rectangles then drop on the liquid of the sauerkraut after you remove the ribs from your pot. So easy and no mistakes.
Rating: Unrated
06/05/2012
I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken and stock from a box...everyone in my house loved it! I realize I cheated ALOT but I had to make this even easier. Ive made it 2x already and am making it again tonight. Chicken, Spinach, Dumplings...SO YUMMY and comforting.
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Rating: Unrated
01/30/2012
My daughter recently issued the declaration that chicken soup should have chicken only, with either noodles or dumplings. I'm not sure what went wrong, but this recipe was so terribly bland even an 8-year old didn't like it. The texture of the dumplings was fine, but they had no flavor, the broth had no flavor, and I'm left with a pot of soup no one wants to eat. Maybe I'll just add the Mexican soup fixins to this pan and see if I can salvage it.