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Keto Chicken & Dumplings

Keto chicken and dumplings is a delicious low-carb alternative for a classic comfort meal. Flavorful chicken thighs, hearty seasoned broth, and keto dumplings. Only 6g net carbs per bowl!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, low carb, sugar free
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Large pot
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Pizza Cutter


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme plus more for garnish
  • 4-5 chicken thighs  boneless, skinless, shredded or cut into chunks
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf 

For the Dumplings

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ cup coconut flour plus more


  • In a large pot over medium heat, warm oil, pepper, and salt. Sauté onion and celery until translucent, approximately 2 minutes.
    Avocado oil, celery, and onion in a large pot
  • Add garlic and spices, then add chicken and cook until evenly browned and cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.
    Raw chicken thigh meat, celery, and onions in a large pot
  • Add broth and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes. While broth simmers, make dumplings.
    Chicken broth in a large pot
  • In a separate bowl, add yolks, baking powder, and xanthan gum. Mix until combined and smooth.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, warm mozzarella cheese for 20 seconds, then in 10 second intervals, until melted. Stir cheese between each interval.
  • Stir egg yolk mixture into cheese and add coconut flour, mixing until thick.
    Ingredients for keto dumpling dough mixture in a glass bowl with a rubber spatula
  • Knead dough with your hands until smooth. On nonstick surface or between two greased sheets of parchment paper, roll dough until approximately ¼-inch thick. Be careful not to roll dough too thin.
    Keto dumpling dough rolled out flat on a nonstick surface
  • With a pizza cutter, gently cut dough into pieces. Sprinkle a small amount of coconut flour on dough pieces to prevent them sticking together.
    Keto dumpling dough cut into pieces
  • Add dough to soup and serve immediately.
    Keto chicken and dumpling mixture in a large pot


  • It's super important that the dumplings are served immediately - if they sit in the soup too long, they'll fall apart. Believe me, we tried three different recipes, and this was the only way it works!
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Nutritional information shown reflects values for one serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 6g