The Calories in Chicken & Dumplings

by Amanda White

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Chicken and dumplings is a classic American entree or soup consisting of chicken, broth, vegetables and dumplings with countless recipe and preparation methods. To help estimate how many calories are in it, look to a commercially prepared chicken and dumpling soup and compare its ingredients to a homemade recipe.


The United States Department of Agriculture measures the nutritional information for a single can of commercially prepared chicken and dumplings soup. Each 10.5-oz can is prepared using one can of soup and one can of water; when prepared, it contains 234 calories. A one-cup serving of prepared soup has 96 calories.

Calories from Fat

A single gram of fat has 9 calories. One entire prepared can of chicken and dumplings soup has more than 13 g of fat, equating to almost 121 calories from fat. A one-cup serving has almost 6 g of fat, or 22 calories consisting of fat.

Calories from Carbohydrates

One gram of carbohydrates has 4 calories. In one prepared can of chicken and dumpling soup, you will find almost 15 g of carbs, or nearly 59 calories from carbohydrates. Each one-cup serving has just over 6 g of carbohydrates, totaling more than 24 calories from carbs.

Calories from Protein

Each gram of protein has 4 calories, according to MedlinePlus. The nearly 14 g of protein in a can of chicken and dumpling soup equates to nearly 55 calories from protein. A single one-cup serving has almost 6 g of protein; just over 22 calories from protein.

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About the Author

Amanda White has been a freelance ghostwriter since 2003, specializing in writing about medical issues. White has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from The George Washington University with a focus on biomedical engineering.