Chicken and Dumplings for Two – Comfort Food – Made with Gluten-free All-purpose Flour – Expanding My Gluten-free Recipe Box –

Chicken Dumplings 4

I made these dumplings with Jules Gluten-free All-purpose Flour, which may be purchased at (It costs a small fortune, but it’s great flour.)

The original recipe for chicken and dumplings came from and called for wheat flour. I reduced the recipe ingredient amounts to make only enough for two, and I substituted gluten-free flour for wheat flour. I made this recipe twice. Although the the dumplings were good the first time, they were not as light and fluffy as I had hoped. I decreased the flour and increased the milk on the second attempt, and my chicken and dumplings for two was a success!

Chicken Dumplings 1I started by baking a chicken with 2 cups of water in the bottom of the pan. I salted and peppered the chicken, sprinkled powdered garlic on it, and placed it in a 350 degree oven. I baked it for an hour and five minutes.

Chicken Dumplings 2Chicken Dumplings 3While the chicken was baking, I caramelized onions in a frying pan. At the same time I covered chopped celery, carrots, and potatoes cut in bite-size pieces with chicken broth and brought them to a boil. I simmered them until they were tender. When the onions were browned, I added them to the pot of simmering vegetables. I sprinkled some thyme and rosemary into the pot as well.

Chicken Dumplings 5When the chicken was done, I took it out of the oven and removed the chicken from the baking dish. I poured the drippings from the baking dish into the pot of simmering vegetables.

Ingredients for Dumplings:

1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup gluten-free flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Crack the egg in a mixing bowl and stir it. Stir in the sour cream and the milk. Set it aside.

In a second bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the egg, sour cream, and milk.

Mix only as much as necessary to combine the dry ingredients with the wet.

Chicken Dumplings 4Spoon the dumplings into the boiling vegetable pot and cover it with a lid. Boil gently for ten or fifteen minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

I found the toothpick test difficult to determine. I tasted one of the dumplings and decided they were done after fifteen minutes.



About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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2 Responses to Chicken and Dumplings for Two – Comfort Food – Made with Gluten-free All-purpose Flour – Expanding My Gluten-free Recipe Box –

  1. Maxi says:

    Okay, I have to take a break and leave my PC. You make everything look so delicious Carol, my mouth waters.

    Wish I could do the taste test.
    blessings ~ maxi


    • my Gluten-free diet constraints have made me crave the old comfort foods. I am really pleased to find out that I can have chicken and dumplings, egg noodles, crepes, and I will be trying other old favorites soon. I wish you could come for dinner, Maxi. We would have fun. Blogging makes us neighbors, but real-time space brings us back to reality. Blessings to you…


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