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Keto Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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Keto Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 bone-in skin on chicken thighs (this is about 2 lbs)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 medium onions yellow
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cup water
  • For the Dough:
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xantham Powder
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 egg yolks


  • Heat the oil in a large dutch oven.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the chicken about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate for later.
  • Add the chopped celery, onions, thyme and garlic to the drippings in the dutch oven and cook until the vegetables are soft. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken stock in with the vegetables.
  • Add the butter.
  • Shred the chicken with a fork (discard the bones) and add it back to the dutch oven. Add the bay leaves too.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook about another 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • While that is simmering, you will start to make the dough for the dumplings.
  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat up 2 cups of mozzarella cheese for about a minute to a minute and a half or until it's fully melted.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, combine the egg yolks with the baking powder and Xantham powder. Mix it until the ingredients become smooth.
  • After you remove the melted cheese from the microwave, add the 1/2 cup of coconut flour and the egg yolk mixture to the cheese.
  • Mix it with a spoon until it becomes too thick to mix.
  • Dump the dough onto a nonstick surface. I use a silicone mat. Use your hands to knead the dough until it becomes nice and smooth as seen in the photos below.
  • Roll out the dough as big as your silicone mat (about 12x18 inches or so). The dough will need to be about 1/4 inch thick. If you make this dough too thin, it would resemble dumplings when you add it to the hot soup.
  • Use a pizza cutter to gentle cut strips of dough for your dumplings. I make sure not to press too hard on my silicone mat so that I don't cut right through the mat itself. This dough is really easy to cut.
  • Now sprinkle the dough with a bit of coconut flour so the strips don't stick to one another.
  • Carefully add about 4 or 5 strips of dough to the hot soup mixture at a time.
  • The dough only takes about 3 minutes or so to cook.
  • Serve immediately!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 30.2g | Fat: 25.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 2.5g