The looming fear and uncertainty in the world right now is resulting in lots of time at home and tons of family baking and cooking. If you're on Instagram, then you're watching those baking sessions happen in our kitchen weekdays at 11am PT, chaos and all! I know it’s not great to eat your feelings, but I don’t see anything wrong with eating to make yourself feel good. Comfort food is called what it is for a reason, and I am a full supporter of making use of it when we need it most! Cue this recipe for Gluten Free Chicken N Dumplings!
Food is also something that I've found brings people together. Whether we're gathered in the kitchen baking together, cleaning together, snacking together, or gathered around a table. Or virtually by cooking from my books, together – apart! Most of my favorite moments involve the preparation and enjoyment of food.
I posted on Instagram to ask which of my favorite comfort food recipes in Eat What You Love you guys wanted most, and this Gluten Free Chicken N Dumplings Soup Recipe was the clear winner. If you have not made this recipe, then I think the rising climate of uncertainty is a worthy cause to brave the recipe. It looks long, but it is very achievable when broken down by steps.
Tips & Tricks for a hearty meal –
I chose to use an entire chicken for this recipe because it is more flavorful from the various cuts of meat (and it's cost-effective!). However, if you are not comfortable with cutting a whole chicken yourself, you can ask your butcher to cut a whole chicken into 8 pieces or buy 8 pieces of bone-in skin-on chicken. The dark meat definitely is best for flavor here. Brown the pieces beforehand – it adds a deep, deliciously rich flavor. Also, I personally use homemade Bone Broth for this recipe, but you're welcome to use store-bought. I recommend using bone broth found in the fridge/freezer section instead of a shelf-stable option. Bone broth from the fridge/freezer section will make it thick and gelatinous, and that won't happen with self-stable (while the recipe will still work with it).
I hope this recipe brings some warmth to your home and comfort to your hearts!
I made the chicken and dumplings and oh my, they were delicious
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!!
I often make a semi-homemade soup, starting with a can of soup. So, am going to add to the soup with broth and flour, then cook the dumplings. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks.
I can’t wait to try this but I can’t have almonds. What would you use instead of the almond flour in the dumplings? Thank you!
Hi! You can use cashew flour.
This looks amazing! Would i be able to use frozen GF gnocchi instead of making dumplings? Wondering if they would be comparable. Can’t wait to make this!
Hi! I haven’t tried it with frozen gnocchi but it could potentially work! Let us know how it turns out – another reader might want to try the same thing!
Hi. Do you think I could substitute the coconut flour for something else? I have IBS and cannot process anything made of coconut. Do you think tapioca flour would work? I just love chicken, especially with dumplings. Thank you very much.
Hi! You can attempt to sub with almond flour or cassava flour. I haven’t tested this recipe with other flours, but perhaps another reader has and they’ll be able to comment on how they modified the recipe. Enjoy!
Hello! Is it possible to make this in a slow cooker?
Potentially! I haven’t recreated this version for a slow cooker but that’s a great idea!