Chicken and Lemon and Thyme Dumplings
If ever there was a perfect food pairing, it is poultry and citrus. Adding lemon not only to the soup, but also to the dumplings, takes this classic comfort dish to another level. It is warm and comforting with a light, bright hit of lemon. You finish feeling full but not heavy.
Servings Prep Time
6People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
Chicken Stew/Soup
Lemon Thyme Drop Dumplings
Chicken soup
  1. Assemble your ingredients. Simple is best for this soup!
  2. Prep all vegetables.
  3. Cube up the chicken breast and add it to a heated soup pot with about 1 tbsp of oil.
  4. Because I use boneless, skinless chicken breast, I brown lightly first to add a little additional flavor.
  5. Add broth, water, bullion, bay leaves and all additional vegetables (EXCEPT lemon). Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Add lemon zest and lemon juice just before you add the dumplings. ADD the heavy cream! Taste before you add the dumplings. This is when you adjust the seasoning if needed.
Lemon Thyme Dumplings
  1. In a large bowl, start with your lemon zest and thyme. Add the flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk it all together. By doing it this way you will make sure that the lemon zest is evenly distributed.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk your egg, water, 2 TBSP of heavy cream, melted butter and lemon juice . Add to dry ingredients. Mix just enough to combine.
  3. Spoon the dumpling batter carefully onto the top of the soup. Once it has left the spoon and landed in the soup, leave it alone! This is a touchy stage, if you mess with the dumpling it will float apart and you will end up with a very tasty thick THICK soup. …I speak from experience, young ones.
  4. Now for the hard part. Lower the heat to LOW and cover. DON’T stir! …for at least 15 minutes. The steam and the hot soup need time to work their magic!
  5. Remove the lid and test a dumpling to see if they are cooked. They will be about double in size, and fluffy looking. Lightly touch a dumpling. It should feel like it is “springing” back at you.
  6. Yum!