Delicious Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

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gluten free chicken and dumplings

I know…I’ve yet to see a really appetizing picture of Chicken and Dumplings.

What the what?!  Gluten free Chicken and Dumplings?!

Yep, and they are delicious!  Sometimes it can be really difficult coming up with gluten free dinner ideas for those of us who aren’t accustomed to it.  And before you start getting suspicious that you’ll have to hunt through the stores for exotic gluten free flours, and spend hours slaving over a hot stove over this one, here me out.

This gluten free Chicken and Dumplings is sooo easy to make!  Here is why…  

You see, though I receive rave reviews for my improvised cooking, I make no pretenses about being a good baker.  No, pretty much everything I bake from scratch–save my awesome cookies–is a dud.  BUT the other day as I was craving some delicious chicken and dumplings for dinner and lamenting that none of my boys can do gluten, the light bulb went on!

“Hey, I’m pretty sure our Gluten Free Bisquick has a recipe for biscuits!  I’ll bet that will work in chicken and dumplings!

And, work it did!  And we did taste it, and it was good!

Now, like most soups, chicken and dumplings is awesome cause you can kinda adjust the recipe to accommodate what you have on hand.  For instance, the other day we were out of chicken breast in the freezer so I substituted 3 cans of Premium Chunk Chicken Breast that we had in our pantry (I always keep a few cans of chicken on hand in the pantry for just such emergencies).  We also had this cool herb and garlic butter that I thought would taste good in the biscuits so I used some of that instead of shortening (which, by the way, we never have.  I ALWAYS substitute butter for shortening.)

Not only was using the canned chicken convenient, but it also reduced both prep and cooking time.  Instead of taking 3 hours to cook, the chicken and dumplings took about 45 minutes to cook!

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings
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  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 large carrots chopped, diced, whatever makes you happy
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • *Optional: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breast with 3 10 oz cans Hormel Chicken Breast (drained)
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 cubes Herb-Ox Chicken Bullion Cubes (when using canned chicken you may want to only use 7 cubes bullion to reduce the overall salt content of the dish)
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Gluten free Bisquick dumplings:
  • 2 Cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 eggs


  • Combine chicken, chopped veggies, bullion, pepper, and water in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  • If you're cooking with chicken breasts simmer 2 hours. Then remove the chicken from the post, shred it, and return it to the pot.
  • If you're cooking with canned chicken simmer 20-25 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl cut butter into mix with a fork until particles are the size of small peas.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until soft dough forms.
  • Drop by spoonfuls into simmering soup.
  • Cover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Serves 4-6



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  1. I have to make this wonderful recipe for Chicken and Dumplings! I just love this recipe for being gluten free. I never thought about making it this way. With Fall around the corner this is a great dish for Sunday Supper! Thanks for sharing!
  2. WOW! This looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
  3. Chicken and dumplings sound absolutely scrumptious. I am going to have to make some now.
  4. Love chicken and dumpling... found it hard to make on my own (didn't attempt because of the difficulty for me)... unable to make this one like my mom. I like this recipe and it is gluten free (love it) will try this time around
  5. Looks so yummy!!!
  6. I have never tried this but since I am gf I will definitely give it a try it looks yummy
  7. I made this tonight and the dumplings just disintegrated and my entire pot of soup turned into a huge bowl of mush :( any suggestions? I was super disappointed :(
    • That is strange. I've made this several times and while a tiny bit disintegrated for the most part they always remain in tact. I always have a large dumpling in each bowl of soup. Did you do anything at all different than the recipe I posted? The only other idea I had was, did you mix the bisquick (it was gluten-free bisquick, right?) exactly like it says on the box. I think you're supposed to cut the butter or crisco into the dry mix before you add the other ingredients. I also make my dumplings rather large. There are 10 of them in that large pot. Let me know if any of that helps or doesn't help. It is super yummy, I really want this recipe to work out for you.
  8. Robin Wilson says
    The taste of chicken and dumplings is most definitely better than the look always! But it is so cold and windy here today and that is just the kind of comfort food that I need! I am pretty sure I have most of the ingredients so I just need to grab a couple items and I am making that! Thanks for the recipe! Yum!
  9. I am totally going to make this and I am not even going to tell my husband it is gf until after he tastes it! ha ha.
  10. Excellent! I've been looking for more gluten free recipes. :-) Thanks so much for the tasty recipe, Amy, and for linking up with Nomday Monday. Have a blessed day!
  11. OMG so, so, so good!! My husband devoured it and we have plenty for tomorrow night too. This was super easy (I had no idea how to do it before reading your recipe!). Thanks!
  12. Did anyone ask already how many dumplings this should make.? Mine are 2 oz each and there are 10. They look huge and I will prob need to cook them longer. I have gotten in the habit of cooking everything by weight. Thanks for the recipe.
    • Mine make 10 dumplings. The dumplings, though, are huge. You'd only need 1-2 dumplings per person. I'm not sure how much they weigh though (especially because they soak up the juices from the soup).
  13. We do not have anyone in our household who is gluten intolerant but I have heard their are health benefits to going gluten free.
  14. Yum Yum Yum! I love Biscuits & gravy SO much, I need to try this :)
  15. alexis a says
    This looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to share the recipe with my GF friend!
  16. nicole dz says
    I love chicken and dumplings! One of my families favorite. My grandma use to make it the best when I was younger. Great recipe to indulge in.
  17. This looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe,
  18. I'll have to try this one for my sister
  19. I love chicken and dumplings. I never get to fix them though since I am the only one in the family who likes them :(
  20. David Fultner says
    I love gluten free. Thanks for the recipe.
  21. Michelle Waller says
    This looks really good and simple to fix. I am going to have to cook this for my girls (my oldest has a slight food allergy) and loves soup, but usually can't eat it. She is going to love it. Thank you for the recipe :)
  22. Are you sure that you only cook them for such a short time. Every other site says at least 25 min. some with lid and some without
    • I'm sure you could cook them longer, however, I always use the same cooking time. I think cooking time will also depend on the size of your dumplings, and perhaps also the size of your pot. My pot is large enough that my dumplings have a bit of room to cook when I drop them in. If you find that, when you cook them for the first time, they're a bit doughy, give them another 5 min or so. Good luck! Hope you enjoy them. Let me know how they turn out for you.