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  • Writer's pictureMai Le

Jamaican Chicken & Dumpling Soup

Is it just me but the cold dreary months my kiddos and I crave hearty soups to combat the weather. I learned to make this soup years ago from my mom in law so here it is the yummiest soup ever ever and my kids request this all the time.


for stock:

- 3 Chicken thighs (but you can totally sub with chicken breast as well)

- 2 sprigs of scallions

- 2 sprigs of thyme

- 3 cloves of garlic

- 2 medium carrots (you can also add other veggies, but my picky kiddos don't so LOL)

- Grace's Coq soup mix

- salt/pepper to taste

- 7 or 8 cups of water

- 1 tbsp sugar

for dumpling:

- 2 cups of All-Purpose

- 1 cup of water

- 2 tsp of salt


for stock:

  1. Fill the pot (I used a dutch oven) with roughly 7- 8 cups of water

  2. Add chicken thighs

  3. Put in sprigs of scallions, Thyme, and garlic (you can put in whole and remove after)

  4. Put in Grace's Coq soup mix

  5. Stir and bring to a boil

for dumpling:

  1. Combine all-purpose flour and salt together

  2. Slowly add water until the mixture forms together into a somewhat dough-like texture

  3. Let the dough sit for about 10 minutes

  4. After the dough has rested. Start forming little dumpling-like shapes and start placing them into the semi-boiling pot of chicken stock

  5. Stir the pot occasionally so the dumpling doesn't stick to the bottom of the dutch oven

  6. Let the mixture cook for about 15-20 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

This is by far one of the easiest but oh-so delicious soups that my kids crave all the time and especially when they're sick. We hope you give this one a try. P.S. Check out our free library of free printables and activities. I'll be slowly adding more to it. We'd love for you to subscribe to our blog. XOXO.

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