Gluten Free Chicken and Fluffy Low Carb Dumplings, grain free

How to make fluffy Low Carb and Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings
Light and Fluffy Low Carb & Gluten Free Dumplings!
What a thrill these dumplings gave me! Sometimes you just have to go for it, even if you don't think a recipe will work. I gotta tell you, I was not expecting these Gluten Free and Low Carb Dumplings to turn out so darn perfect! here's what I did...

It's as simple as gently mixing the flour with the liquids
The dumpling dough will be thick and sticky
Finally a Gluten Free and Low Carb Dumpling that works!
Now drop onto gently boiling Chicken Stew with a spoon or cookie scoop
Perfect gluten free and low carb dumplings that hold up to cooking
I keep the pot lid cracked just a bit. See that golden color? That's the turmeric.
These dumplings are made with one simple flour and they come out fluffy!
And here they are! Light and Fluffy Low Carb Gluten Free Dumplings!
Everything I read said that Low Carb dumplings fall apart when they boil! So, I thought, why not try making them like my Socca Pancakes?  They didn't fall apart and they are light and fluffy! They turned out amazing and there's absolutely no bean flavor at all. I feed a Southern boy and his Mama's cooking is hard to beat. He said they tasted perfect, even the next day warmed up!


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Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 pounds of cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • a tiny nub (apx 1/4 teaspoon) fresh turmeric, minced
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free seasonings mix. My mix includes sea salt, rosemary, parsley, oregano, basil, mint, sage and thyme, or use what you have on hand, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 8-9 cups gluten free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream or dairy free alternative
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, if desired

Dumplings:  This recipe can be doubled. Use a large pot with enough surface if you do.

Makes apx 10 dumplings 
Instructions:

I roasted a whole 5 pound chicken the day before. We had some for dinner (there's only two of us) and then cleaned the rest of the chicken off the bones. So I'm guessing we had about 3 1/2 pounds leftover. I simmered the bones, some skin and the veggie peelings in 10 cups of water for several hours and then strained out the bones and peels. Refrigerate the broth and chicken separately overnight. Remove the fat from the broth and shred the chicken the next day.  Now you have the chicken and broth for your Chicken and Dumplings.
  1. In a large heavy soup pot, add olive oil and butter, heat to medium.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery and saute, stirring for 3-4 minutes or until you start to get a little color on the veggies and the bottom of the pan. Add the turmeric and spices and cook for a minute more. 
  3. Deglaze the pan with the chicken stock, scraping up all the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Taste and check the seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Add the shredded chicken to the pot and turn the heat up to bring the broth to a low boil. Add cream and stir. 
  5. In a bowl, stir the dumpling flour ingredients together and add the milk, combine gently. 
  6. Drop the dumplings on the simmering stew using a spoon or small cookie scoop. Careful not to crowd. Use a pot that has plenty of surface room. 
  7. Cover pot with lid slightly askew and cook for 15-20 minutes. 
  8. If you want your stew thicker, remove dumplings and add cornstarch mixed with a little water, simmer to thicken. 

16 comments

  1. yum! I should never read a food post when I am starving!! LOL

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    1. lol! I do that all the time! glad it made you hungry :)

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  2. How awesome! I've had little to no luck making GF dumplings, I will be pinning this and making them!

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    1. Thanks Jami, they are super easy and yummy!

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  3. This recipe looks really yummy. I have never tried to make my own dumplings before. I may have to try it.

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  4. YUM!! i never have any luck with these types of recipies but i have a friend who likes to cook, i'm going to have him make me this as we had something similar and it was amazing. i love that its gluten free and low carbs!!

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  5. These look delicious! Can't wait to try them!

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  6. This looks great, Ali! Something so comforting about stew and dumblings!

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  7. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it! I love dumplings.

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  8. Dumplings are one of my top 10 comfort foods. Your recipe sounds SO good!!

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  9. What a beautiful soup. Can't wait to try it.

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  10. This is a recipe for my mom! She will LOVE this!

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    1. Cindy, I can't wait to hear how she likes them!

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  11. I do need to look into Garbonzo Bean FLOUR! :)

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  12. Can you tell me how many carbs are in this meal?

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    1. Eating healthy is a passion of mine, however, you may notice that I don’t provide nutrition information for my recipes. For me, this exercise is not necessary.

      Of course, I respect those who are in a position that requires them to know exactly what is in their food. For this reason, I provide a link in my GF Substitutions and Conversions tab on my Home page that will help you calculate nutritional content. Feel free to share your results with us. I know you will love these dumplings. They're our favorite!

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