This delicious homemade Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings has fluffy dumplings! The savory sauce is full of flavor, making this chicken and dumplings recipe a family favorite!

If you are looking for a delicious home-cooked meal, this gluten free chicken and dumplings is a great recipe to make next! It is full of juicy chunks of chicken, has a savory sauce, and fluffy little gluten free biscuits.

We make a lot of chicken dinners in our home. If you cook chicken often, you may also love this simple skillet chicken feta pasta recipe.

Why this gluten free chicken and dumplings recipe is great:

  • Easy to make and easy to make ahead.
  • You can use any vegetables you have on hand. You can also use frozen vegetables if you like. Even your pickiest eater will love this comfort food meal.
  • This recipe uses leftover chicken like a rotisserie or pre-cooked sliced grilled chicken pieces you can buy. It is a huge time saver!

The dumplings in this recipe are made from my popular gluten free biscuits recipe. I tested 9 different gluten free flour blends in this recipe, and most make incredibly fluffy dumplings!

A plate filled with a serving of chicken and dumplings.

Ingredient notes:

Photos of the chicken and dumplings ingredients.
  • Cooked chicken – I use rotisserie chicken, but you can use any leftover grilled or baked chicken in this recipe.
  • Chicken broth – I used low sodium, but either type is fine.
  • Gluten free biscuit dough – You can use a gluten free biscuit mix, gluten free Bisquick, or my popular gluten free biscuits recipe to make your dough.
  • Vegetables – I used carrots, mushrooms (not pictured), celery, and some orange bell pepper. You can use any mix of veggies you have on hand in your refrigerator!
  • Spices – Dried parsley, sage (not pictured), and a bay leaf add great flavor!

Recipe step-by-step directions:

Photos of the cooked veggies and chicken in a pot.

Step 1: In a pot or cast-iron Dutch oven, add the oil and cook the onions, carrots, and mushrooms for 5 minutes until the onions are softened.

HINT: Be sure to use an oil that tolerates heat. I like to use avocado or canola oil.

Step 2: Add the cooked chicken and seasonings.

Photos mixing up the biscuit dough and cutting it into squares.

Step 3: Prepare the biscuit dough. Again, you will be using my gluten free biscuit dough recipe.

Step 4: There are two ways to shape the dumplings. You can take spoonfuls of dough and drop it into the chicken mixture, or flatten the biscuit dough on wax paper and cut it into squares.

Photos of the dumplings in the chicken mixture ready to cook.

Step 5: Pour the broth into the chicken mixture. Cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.

HINT: Want to make this gluten free chicken and dumplings extra creamy? Add ¼ cup of heavy cream. I didn’t do this, but I often do when I don’t need it to be dairy-free.

Step 6: Drop the dumplings into the chicken mixture. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the dumplings to cook for 15-20 minutes. DO NOT remove the lid. The steam is what helps to cook your dumplings.

If you love easy meals like this, you will love this Gluten Free Hamburger Helper recipe.

Storage:

This creamy gluten free chicken and dumplings will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this meal in freezer-safe zip-style bags. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Can you use frozen vegetables in this chicken and dumplings recipe?

Yes, you can easily use frozen vegetables in this recipe!

How do the dumplings cook in this recipe?

The dumplings cook from the hot steam that is trapped while the lid of the pot is on.

Can you make this recipe dairy-free?

You can make this recipe dairy-free by using vegan butter in the biscuit dumpling topping.

Can you use gluten free biscuit mix to make the dumplings?

Gluten Free Bisquick and other gluten free biscuit mixes make great dumplings! Just follow the box directions to mix them up and drop them in the same as I describe in the recipe.

How can you tell when the dumplings are done cooking?

You can tell the biscuits are done cooking by inserting a toothpick into one. If the toothpick comes back clean, they are ready.

If you are looking for more meal ideas, I have tons of easy gluten free chicken dinner recipes on the blog.

The top view of a plate full of chicken and dumplings.

More gluten free dinner ideas:

the top view of a plate full of chicken and dumplings

Easy Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious easy homemade gluten free chicken and dumplings recipe. This is pure comfort food in a bowl!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 602 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 3 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups biscuit dough see note!
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 ½ cups carrots chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions
 

  • In a pot or cast-iron Dutch oven, add the oil and cook the onions, carrots, mushrooms, celery, and peppers for 5 minutes until the onions are softened.
  • Add the cooked chicken and seasonings.
  • Prepare the biscuit dough. Again, you will be using my gluten free biscuit dough recipe.
  • There are two ways to shape the dumplings. You can just take spoonfuls of dough and drop it into the chicken mixture, or flatten the biscuit dough on wax paper and cut it into squares.
  • Pour the broth into the chicken mixture. Cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • HINT: Want to make this gluten free chicken and dumplings extra creamy? Add ¼ cup of heavy cream. I didn't do this but often do when I don't need it to be dairy-free.
  • Drop the dumplings into the chicken mixture. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the dumplings to cook for 15-20 minutes. DO NOT remove the lid. The steam is what helps to cook your dumplings.

Notes

  1. You can use my delicious gluten free biscuit recipe to make the biscuit dough, or use any gluten free biscuit mix or gluten free Bisquick .
  2. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours. You can also use potato starch if you prefer since this is just for thickening.
  3. This chicken and dumplings will keep for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 602kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 40gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 2002mgPotassium: 514mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5781IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg
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