Easy Chicken & Dumplings {Dairy-Free}

With our chicken leftovers this week, I decided to make chicken & dumplings. After some Google searching, I was glad to see that this can be done without cream of chicken or mushroom soup. Instead, I just used homemade chicken broth, and the consistency turned out like a chicken noodle soup. If you don't want to make your own broth (although I HIGHLY recommend it), Swanson's chicken broth has been dairy-free (check labels).  

For the dumplings, I used Original Bisquick mixed with dairy-free almond milk and some chicken broth from the pot.  


2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large diced onion
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 Tbs. flour 
1 14.5 ounce chicken stock (homemade or Swanson's dairy-free)
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts diced or leftover roasted chicken diced
1/2 bag of frozen vegetable (any combo of peas, carrots, green beans, etc)
Salt and Pepper to taste

2 cups Bisquick
1/3 cup dairy-free milk
In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, and thyme. Stirring occasionally, cook until the onions are translucent, about 4-6 minutes. Gradually add the 2 T. flour, whisking constantly until combined, and cook about 30-45 seconds. Gradually add the stock, whisking constantly, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium low, add the chicken and frozen veggies and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Once the pot has simmered it's 20-30 minutes and it's all heated through..
Make the dumpling batter by mixing 2 cups of original or low fat Bisquick with 1/3 cup dairy-free milk and 1/3 cup of your chicken broth from the pot.  
Drop the batter, a spoonful at a time, into the simmering broth.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 10 minutes uncovered.  Then cook another 10 minutes covered until dumplings are cooked through.  Serve hot.  



Shelly said...

This recipe looks so good now only if I could get my husband to eat dumplings.

Matty Thomas said...

This recipe seems easy and delicious. As we get closer to Christmas, we are getting so busy that it can be hard to find time to eat well! On behalf of the active single adults living with food allergies, thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm making this recipe right now. But I'm stuck. The 2T flour + 1.5 cups divided. I see where the 2T are used but where is the 1.5 cups being used. I guess I'll have to wing it. Your recipe has been up here for a while, so I don't know if you'll respond. Please reply if you can. Still looking forward to trying this.

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Anonymous, I'm sorry, I hope you got it worked out. You were right, there was extra flour in there...not needed because I used Bisquick instead. I fixed it but sure hope it worked out for you! Thanks for letting me know.

Jen said...

Wow! My husband and I just had this for dinner and we can't stop smiling! This was a definite 5 star in our book! Wonderful! I did use an entire carton, 32 oz between the soup and the dumplings but that was the only change😀 Thank you for sharing!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Jen, so glad you liked it! I haven't made this in awhile. I think it's time!

Lela said...

My son has a dairy allergy and seems sensitive to soy as well. Does the Swanson broth bother yours that used to have a Soy allergy? Thank you! Lela

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Hi Lela, we never had a problem. But I do only use homemade chicken broth now. ??? Hope it works for you.