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Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Homemade chicken and dumplings always bring us back to our childhood and cool winter days when we devoured those cute little balls of dough floating in hot, rich broth. It’s one of those types of gluten free dinners you’ll want to eat again and again.

As the temperatures drop, the perfect time to whip up a batch of this simple and cozy chicken and dumplings recipe arrives. Swap with your favourite hearty vegetables and customize to your heart’s content.

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and dumplings is comfort food at its best. Starting with a hearty chicken and vegetable stew, then adding easy homemade gluten free dumplings with this delicious, gluten free Chicken and Dumplings recipe!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


Main Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes small cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 5 chicken breasts boneless, skinless preferred
  • 2 cans cream of chicken look for gluten free options
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water

Dumplings Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk additional may be required


  • Wash and chop potatoes into small cubes.
  • Peel and chop onion into small pieces.
  • Wash and chop carrots into small cubes.
  • Add vegetables to crockpot.
  • Combine cream of chicken, milk and water into crockpot.
  • Chop boneless skinless chicken breasts into cube sized pieces.
  • Add chicken to crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

How to Make Gluten Free Dumplings

  • Sift all-purpose gluten free flour into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add baking powder and salt to flour dish, combine thoroughly.
  • Slowly mix in milk with dry ingredients.
  • Batter should be moist and able to be rolled in hand.
  • Add dumplings to crockpot 40 minutes* before cooking time ends.

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Recipe Tips & Notes

Dumpling cooking time will vary depending on size of dumplings.
*When adding dumplings to crockpot it is recommended to place on top of vegetables or chicken as often as possible. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes, and cover & continue to cook for an additional 20-25 minutes. 

This is an easy recipe that is always comforting! Enjoy a creamy chicken soup with simple homemade gluten free dumplings, it’s irresistible!

Hearty, loaded with vegetables, and the perfect meal to make for a chilly day. We often make this Gluten Free recipe to bring to gatherings with family and friends. It reheats really well and cooks great in a slow cooker.

Is Cream of Chicken Soup in the can gluten free?

Most canned cream of chicken soups in the store are not gluten free, however some gluten free Cream of Chicken Soup options are available including; Great Value Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup.

How can you tell when gluten free dumplings are done?

To test if your gluten free dumplings are done, stick a toothpick or skewer into the dumpling after the specified cook time. If the skewer comes out clean, they are done. If the toothpick comes out wet or sticky, cover and let cook a bit longer.

Can you overcook your gluten free dumplings?

Yes, you can easily overcook a gluten free dumpling too.

An overcooked gluten free dumpling will start to fall apart and disintegrate in the broth. Don’t walk away from the stovetop and be diligent about checking when the cook time is nearly up.

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7 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    When did making chicken and dumplings become so easy? This was delicious. The gluten free dumplings, never thought I’d eat those again. Perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    I make this all the time in the winter. I usually add in some sage and poultry seasoning. A lot of times I will add whatever veggies I have in the fridge too, like mushrooms or leeks. There is always a lot left over and I freeze it for a while mother dinner later on. The frozen left overs are usually so much better too.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious. We added a can of mixed vegetables to it as well. I also used chicken broth instead of water. My husband loves chicken and dumplings and he raved about this one.

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