Low Carb Keto Chicken and Dumplings

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A low carb favorite comfort food on a cold day is this recipe for Keto Chicken and Dumplings. Made using a few shortcuts, this keto soup recipe comes together in minutes and features big dumplings made with almond flour sitting in nutritious chicken bone broth stock.

Chicken Soup Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 leek, sliced
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots (optional)
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 32 oz Bare Bones Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt, to taste

Almond Flour Dumplings Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup hot boiling water

Low Carb Keto Chicken and Dumplings Directions

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Low Carb Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

two bowls of chicken and dumplings with bone broth
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of low carb chicken soup on a cold day. This recipe for keto chicken and dumplings will warm your bones and toes as you sip on the soothing flavorful broth. This soup has big chunks of vegetables and chicken and is topped with a big low carb dumplings made of almond flour, that soaks up all the delicious flavor of the chicken bone broth.

keto dumpling sitting in chicken broth
Keto chicken and dumplings recipe can be created in 30 minutes thanks to a few shortcuts. In this recipe, I use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store that I shred up into bite sized pieces. Rotisserie chicken is filled with lots of juicy flavor and you have the option of using dark or white meat.

The second shortcut when making keto chicken and dumplings is to use premade chicken broth. In this recipe, I use a chicken bone broth from Bare Bones. Using a premade bone broth provides all the flavor and nutritional benefits of regular bone broth without simmering on the stove top for hours.

This keto soup is filling. It’s low carb comfort food at it’s finest. With around 7 gram of carbs per serving, this bowl of hardy chicken dumpling soup will warm your belly, keep you satisfied and keep you under your carb macros.

Chicken Bone Broth

bare bones bone broth
Bone broth has many nutritional benefits. It is made from chicken bones that have been simmering for hours, extracting all the minerals and connective tissue from the bones. You are left with a highly nutritious broth containing minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, and loads of collagen. This gelatinous broth is also filled with gelatin which provides many different types of gut protecting amino acids.

The bone broth used in this recipe is by Bare Bones. They have an organic chicken bone broth made from bones of pasture raised chickens. They use chicken necks and feet in their recipe, which provides tons of gelatin and collagen. They also have a Rosemary Lemon flavored chicken bone broth that is delicious in this keto chicken and dumplings recipe.

The Bare Bones comes in a convenient pouch that has a twist cap so it is easy to pour and store.

Keto Chicken Shortcut

shredded chicken in a bowl

As mentioned before, I like to use a pre-bought rotisserie chicken in this recipe; however, you can use uncooked chicken. Just make sure you cook the chicken in the stock pot as your first step. Then add the vegetable and finish following the recipe.

I prefer to use chicken thighs over chicken breasts when making any low carb chicken recipe. Chicken breasts tend to dry out faster than thighs because the breast is a very lean tissue (not a lot of fat content). Chicken thighs retain their moisture because they are a fattier cut of poultry.

On the keto diet, you want to choose fattier cuts of meat over the lean cuts in order to keep your fat counts up and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Low Carb Dumplings

big dumpling in soup
The keto dumplings in this recipe are easy to make and only take a few simple ingredients. The bulk of the dumpling is made from almond flour and unflavored whey protein powder. You can also use this unflavored protein powder.

Once the hot water is added, the almond flour dumpling batter plumps up and is ready to be steamed on top the chicken broth. To make the dough easy to handle, I recommend wetting your hands. This will prevent the dumpling dough from sticking to your hands and make the dumplings easy to roll into a ball.

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Chicken and Dumpling Slow Cooker Version

You can easily make this keto chicken and dumplings recipe in the slow cooker. Simply add all of your chicken soup ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Thirty minutes before you want to serve the keto chicken and dumplings, prepare the dumplings and add them to the slow cooker, cover and cook until set.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

instant pot pressure cooker
This keto chicken and dumplings recipe can also be made in the Instant Pot. Using the saute function, cook the vegetables (except zucchini) until softened. Then add chicken, zucchini, and broth. Top with prepared dumplings. Replace and lock the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes. After the cycle is complete, quick release the steam to vent.

Chicken and Dumplings Storage

leftover chicken and dumplings in a storage container
Any leftover low carb chicken and dumplings you have can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. The soup and keto dumplings are even delicious on the days to follow as the flavor has more time to develop.

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  1. I can get it, just thought maybe there was something else you could use as I really didn’t want to go out to get any and I had all the other ingredients! Lol

  2. Okay super simple to make these and they are great! I added some chicken smaltz to the almond flour and whey and it came out almost like a matzoh ball! I loved it! Five stars!

  3. I made this tonight, and it was amazing! The dumplings are the best almond flour dumplings I have ever made, or eaten. My grandmother used to make chicken and dumplings, and I used her spice mix in this dough recipe. The texture was as light and fluffy as I had as a kid. Thank you for this recipe! It was my first time using xanthan gum, which I just bought yesterday so I could try this recipe. It will become a regular dish for when I have left over chicken.

  4. I made these tonight to go into my chicken soup, which I hade made from the bones and some meat of a Costco rotisserie chicken…these dumplings are fabulous! I followed the recipe exactly and I will definitely make these again! I had added celery, turnips, mushrooms and zucchini to the chicken soup, so with the dumplings, a very hearty, delicious meal on a cold and rainy night….

  5. Fabulous! Added to a homemade keto chicken soup, with turnips, celery, asparagus and zucchini for a delicious, hearty soup for a rainy, cold night.

  6. My wife and I loved this recipe and for an added bonus we used it along with one beaten egg and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to make spaetzles. Fantastic through a spaetzle maker or cut off a board into boiling water. Thanks!

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