Gluten Dairy Free Chicken and Dumplings
I did not like chicken and dumplings when I was growing up. I’m not exactly sure why. I think perhaps I was sick one time when I had them so it became an association. I cannot recall exactly when I started enjoying eating them again. It must have been my late teens. I’m just glad I did and I’m even happier that the rest of the family likes them. When I first faced dietary restrictions, I tweaked my recipe a bit to meet the gluten-free dairy-free request. This recipe makes such savory big dumplings and it is so easy at that! Just as I mention in my Chicken Soup Recipe you can use chicken breast or boil a whole chicken. Chicken breast is a definite time saver, but if you are wanting the added health benefits of the whole chicken, then go that route.
NOTE: If you do not have an allergy or sensitivity, you can use regular milk and a regular baking mix.
- 4 chicken breast or 1 whole hen
- 3 carrots (peeled and sliced)
- 3 stalks of (chopped)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free baking mix
- 3 cups of almond milk (or any dairy-free milk you prefer)
- dried rosemary
- salt & pepper
- poultry seasoning or any other savory seasoning you may prefer
- In a large pot boil your chicken. If using breast fill half way up, if whole hen cover in plenty of water.
- Once boiled, remove from the water and add all of your chopped veggies.
- While the veggies have started boiling, shred chicken breast or debone chicken.
- Add your chicken back into the pot and turn down heat to low/medium so that you have a soft boil.
- Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Add 1 cup of almond milk.
- Add 2 cups of the gluten-free baking mix along with a few tbsp of dried rosemary and another tbsp of the seasoning you are using.
- Pour in 2 cups of almond milk.
- Stir ingredients very well and place to the side.
- If your mixture is too thick you may add a little more milk, be careful not to add too much or you will end up with very runny dumplings.
- Turn your heat back up to a roaring boil and then gently drop in by the spoonful your dumpling mix.
- Once you are finished very easily fold over the dumplings.
- Allow them to cook for about 10 mins while making sure to stir the bottom of the pot so that nothing sticks.
- Turn off heat and serve.
- NOTE: If you do not have an allergy or sensitivity, you can use regular milk and a regular baking mix.