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Last Updated on December 7, 2020

Perfect paleo dumpling served in a rich chicken broth rich with favor. This Paleo Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a cozy southern meal in a soup bowl.

paleo chicken and dumplings in a mug with a spoon inside

My Grandmother made chicken and dumplings for me during of one her infrequent visits to Arizona.

If there is one downside to growing up in the military, it’s the lack of connection that I feel with my extended family because I didn’t grow up around them.

Anyhow, back to me watching Grandma mixing up flour and salt then rolling them into dumplings.

 I can hear the broth bubbling  as it cooked the soft doughy balls into magical gooey biscuits.

fresh dumplings on parchment paper for this paleo chicken and dumplings recipe

It was love at first bite and then, well, the visit was over.

I saw my Grandma several years ago during the holidays and she gave me an old family cookbook with her scribbled notes inside.

Low and behold, I found her recipe and was also able to recreate the dumplings into a Paleo, egg-free version that is on the money.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

paleo chicken and dumplings in a mug wtih a spoon

What you’ll need for this Recipe:

BROTH

DUMPLINGS

How to Make This Paleo Chicken and Dumplings Recipe:

Over medium heat, add the chicken thighs, onions, celery, water, poultry seasoning , and salt to a soup pot.

Cover and let cook over medium heat for 45 minutes.

Turn down the stove to low and remove the chicken thighs from the broth.

Remove the meat from the bones and place the meat back into the soup.

In a small cup, combine the milk and the 2 tbsps of tapioca flour to make a slurry.

Add this to your soup.

To make the dumplings, first grind the slivered almonds into a fine flour in your blender or food processor.

Next add the tapioca flour and salt to the blender and pulse for 30 seconds.

Then add in 1/3 cup of the soup broth and mix until you have soft dough.

Roll the dough into 1″ balls, you should get 9 dumplings.

Drop this into the broth and cook for 15 minutes over medium low.

If you like this Paleo recipe, you’ll love:

Paleo Fried Chicken

Keto Cornbread

Did you make and love this recipe?  Give your review below and make sure you share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

paleo chicken and dumplings
Yield: 4

Paleo Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The perfect savory bowl of Paleo Chicken and Dumplings when you want comfort food!

Ingredients

Broth

Dumplings

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, add the chicken thighs, onions, celery, water, poultry seasoning , and salt to a soup pot.
  2. Cover and let cook over medium heat for 45 minutes.
  3. Turn down the stove to low and remove the chicken thighs from the broth.
  4. Remove the meat from the bones and place the meat back into the soup.
  5. In a small cup, combine the milk and the 2 tbsps of tapioca flour to make a slurry.
  6. Add this to your soup.
  7. To make the dumplings, first grind the slivered almonds into a fine flour in your blender or food processor.
  8. Next add the tapioca flour and salt to the blender and pulse for 30 seconds.
  9. Then add in 1/3 cup of the soup broth and mix until you have soft dough.
  10. Roll the dough into 1" balls, you should get 9 dumplings.
  11. Drop this into the broth and cook for 15 minutes over medium low.
  12. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1105Total Fat: 72gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 52gCholesterol: 457mgSodium: 1549mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 93g

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Kellie

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Could I sub balanced almond flour instead of the almonds in a pinch?

Kellie

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Never mind....I read the post and now see your suggestions. I was just so excited to see chicken and dumplings.....

Marina Knetge

Friday 20th of October 2017

This soup was delicious! My son said it was the best he'd ever had! Thank you!

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 20th of October 2017

So glad you enjoyed it hun!

Molly Elizabeth McDonald

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Would 1.5 cups silvered almonds equal 1.5 cups almond flour? I have finely group almond flour in my pantry but no almonds. Thanks!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

More than likely it will be a couple of flour hun. I would start with 1 cup and add more if needed.

NINA

Sunday 29th of January 2017

Tried this when my grandson was home for a visit from the Navy. He groaned with Ooooohs and Aaaaahs. SUCCESS!!!! Finally found a Paleo version of my southern roots' Chicken and Dumpling Recipe. Have spent years w/o one of my family's favorite recipes. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

So glad you both enjouyed it Nina!

Christal

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

KELLY. KEL-LY! I made these dumplings and let me tell you.... I thought I knew something about food, these dumplings made me realize I don't know NOTHING about food! I'm from the deep deeeeep south, and chicken and dumplings were a staple in our household growing up. Dumplings were always made from scratch and tasted almost like mini biscuits. After going paleo, I gave up on the idea of ever tasting a dumpling again... until your recipe. I literally just made these and I am speechless! They smell and taste almost identical to normal dumplings! I literally said, "What the hell" after tasting one.

I add a few things that a fellow commenter suggested... I subbed the sliced almonds for 3/4 cup of Almond flour, added in 1/2 tsp of baking soda, a sprinkle of garlic powder and salt .... Amazing!! I also combined your broth recipe with one I use for soup. In addition to your broth recipe: I used 2.5lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs, added in 4 bullion cubes to 7 cups of broth, added 3 carrots, some dried basil, and rubbed sage, and a 2 minced cloves of garlic.... Delicious! Thank you so much for taking the time to create recipes like these ♥

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 15th of April 2016

Yeah! I'm so happy you enjoyed it hun and thank you for your suggestions <3

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