gluten-free chicken and dumplings

Gluten-Free Chicken and Dumplings {Dairy-Free Option}

Easy gluten-free chicken and dumplings with a dairy-free option. Gluten-Free chicken and dumplings is a super easy one-pot dinner to make. It's a delicious and filling meal that can be on your table in less than 40 minutes. A classic southern comfort food recipe your whole family is sure to enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free chicken and dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 451 kcal



  • 3-4 cups cooked skinless chicken breasts , diced (I like to use chicken from a rotisserie chicken I buy at Walmart (traditional flavor) or Costco. Or I boil the chicken breasts. )
  • 4 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 cups gluten-free frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon sage , dried
  • 1 tablespoon thyme , dried
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk , dairy-free use cashew, coconut or almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free cornstarch


  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix (see recipe notes to make your own gluten-free Bisquick)
  • 2 eggs , whisked
  • 2/3 cup milk , dairy-free use cashew, coconut or almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted (dairy-free use Smart Balance/Earth Balance butter or coconut oil)
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  1. In a large pot add chicken broth, diced chicken, frozen vegetables, sage, thyme and onion powder. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.

  2. In a small bowl add milk and cornstarch together and stir until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  3. Pour milk mixture into the large pot with the chicken broth and stir until fully combined. Continue to boil.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl whisk eggs.
  5. Add gluten-free Bisquick to eggs and stir.
  6. Add melted butter and milk to the Bisquick mixture and stir until fully combined. The batter will be sticky.
  7. Drop heaping spoonfuls into the chicken broth mixture. (I like to use an ice cream scoop because I like my dumplings big.)
  8. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and serve. 

  11. Enjoy!

  12. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have the gluten-free Bisquick, you can make your own with this recipe.

One of the shortcuts that I use to make my chicken and dumplings so easy, is that I buy a gluten-free rotisserie chicken and use the already cooked meat. It makes it easy peasy! Otherwise, I just boil a few chicken breasts and then dice them up.

For dairy-free option: I like to cook and bake with Smart Balance butter and almond, cashew or coconut milk. 

Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.

Pro Tip: I like to use an ice cream scoop because I like my dumplings big and fluffy.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chicken and Dumplings {Dairy-Free Option}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1207mg 50%
Potassium 762mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 73.3%
Vitamin C 24.6%
Calcium 23%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.