This comforting Chicken Dumpling Soup, packed with flavor, is such an easy soup to make and it absolutely beats take-out!
When it’s cold and rainy my first thoughts turn to comfy warm sweaters, a warm fire and total comfort food. Like soup. And to me there’s no better comfort soup than this chicken soup. I think we were all raised on it. But I wanted to kick it up a touch to make it more interesting, so I thought of Chicken Dumpling Soup. It’s hearty and light at the same time. Plus the flavor is fabulous.
In this super easy soup I took a shortcut and used frozen dumplings from Trader Joe’s. They’re actually really good. Not quite the flavor of home made, but still totally delicious.
And by the way, if you’ve never made your own dumplings you really should try it sometime. It’s actually fun. Even my husband joined me when we made Easy Pork Dumplings. There’s a special technique of folding the wonton wrappers and he mastered it even better than I did. So, when you have more time and would like to make your own, they’ll substitute wonderfully.
But today is the quick version of this easy soup.
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- Olive oil: For Health
- Onions: The first step of a Mirepoix. This is the foundation for great soups and sauces.
- Celery: The second step of a Mirepoix
- Carrots: The third step of a Mirepoix
- Ginger: For a fresh tang
- Chicken broth: I love and use only Manischewitz Low Sodium
- Soy Sauce: For the touch of full flavored salt
- Mirin: This Japanese rice wine adds just a touch of sweetness
- Chinese Black Vinegar: This vinegar is richer, almost malt like
- Sesame oil: For a rich nutty flavor
- Miso: For that Umami richness
- Chicken and Vegetable Gzoya Dumplings: Thank you Trader Joe’s
How to Make Chicken Dumpling Soup
Start by adding a little olive oil to a soup pot over medium high heat. Then add the Mirepoix combination of chopped onions, celery and carrots.
This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of each but if you want to save even more time while you’re at Trader Joe’s, pick up their Mirepoix already chopped for you.
No, I have no affiliation with Trader Joe’s, I just love them. The groceries are great and I have no idea how they do it but they always seem to hire the friendliest people in the world.
Just cook that Mirepoix until the vegetables begin to caramelize, about 3-4 minutes.
Then add in the chicken broth along with the Mirin, Sesame oil, Miso and Chinese Black Vinegar. By the way, if you don’t have Chinese Black Vinegar, you can substitute Balsamic Vinegar. The Black Vinegar just has a different richer taste.
At this point, just allow the soup to keep cooking to blend the flavors about 5 minutes.
Then it’s time to add in the Gzoya Dumplings. Cooking them from frozen is fine, just cook another 5 minutes.
And your super easy soup is finished.
Ladle into bowls and serve.
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Chicken Dumpling Soup
- 2 Tsp Olive oil
- 1/3 Cup Onions Chopped
- 1/3 Cup Celery Chopped
- 1/3 Cup Carrots Chopped
- 1 Tsp Minced ginger
- 8 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth Prefer Manischewitz
- 2 Tsp Light sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Mirin
- 1 Tbsp Black Chinese vinegar Balsamic vinegar can substitute
- 1 Tsp Sesame oil
- 1 Tsp White miso
- 24 Frozen chicken dumplings Trader Joe's Gzoya
- Add olive oil in a soup pot and turn heat up to medium high. Add in the chopped onions, celery, carrots and ginger and saute for 3-4 minutes until lightly caramelized.
- Add in chicken broth, Mirin, sesame oil and Miso. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
- Ladle into bowls and serve.