I love cooking and with this new path of eating chicken, turkey, and fish I have gained a huge appreciation for those who have cooked with meat for so many years. I was scrolling though Facebook the other day and a friend posted that they made chicken and dumpling soup. I told them that I would have to try and make it gluten free. She gave me the recipe that she got it from which you can find the original at 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking.

My friend, suggested that I give it a try and I was up to the challenge. I thought it was going to be harder than it was. I didn’t have all the ingredients and some of the original ingridents I couldn’t have due to my diet restrictions. So here is the altered recipe of kickin chicken and dumpling soup.

Kickin' Chicken and Dumplings

This is a great comfort dish that is sure to be a hit with the family. Don't like the heat? No problem, see notes for an alternate plan.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Gluten Free
Servings 6 people
Calories 454 kcal


  • pressure cooker


Soup Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter, dairy free I used Country Crock plant based
  • 2 tsp creole seasoning by Casa de Sante
  • 1 tbsp garlic infused oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp parsley, dried
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lbs uncooked skinless chicken breast frozen is okay
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour One to One Bob's Red Mill
  • 3 cups almond milk, unsweetened You can use any unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups green beans

Dumpling Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour One to One- Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp creole seasoning Casa de Sante
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Add ingredients into Instant Pot: Add water, butter, creole seasoning, garlic infused oil, kosher salt, parsley, basil, pepper and chicken to the Instant Pot. (No need to thaw chicken if it is frozen.)
  • Pressure cook: Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 12 minutes for thawed chicken or 15 minutes for frozen chicken on high pressure. When the time is up let the pot sit there for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  • Cut up chicken: Use tongs to get the chicken out. (My chicken was so soft it kept falling out of the tongs). Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces or shred it and add it back into the pot (I shredded mine).
  • Add in slurry: Warm up the 3 cups of milk. I warmed mine in a large saucepan and once it began to bubble, I removed it from the heat and whisked in the 3/4 cup of flour into the milk, a tablespoon at a time. It should be smooth, no lumps.
  • Thicken the soup: Turn the Instant Pot to the saute mode and stir in the milk/flour mixture. Whisk it in. The soup will thicken in a few minutes.
  • Make the dumplings: Combine gluten free and cassava flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, creole seasoning, beaten eggs and 1 cup milk in a mixing bowl. Use hands to combine well.
  • Cook the dumplings: Drop the dumplings mixture a tablespoon at a time into the pot. I used a 1 Tbsp cookie scooper to drop the dumplings into the pot. The simmering liquid will cook the dumplings in just a few minutes.
  • Add in veggies: Once the soup has thickened add in the frozen green beans (or frozen veggies of choice). The simmering liquid will cook the veggies in just a couple of minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve: Ladle the chicken and dumplings into bowls and enjoy!


If flour mixed with the 3 cups of milk makes the soup too thick, add a little more milk to make the consistency you like.
If you wish to not make it spicy- omit the creole seasoning and use poultry seasoning instead. You can also use chicken broth instead of water. I just didn't have any at the time.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 38gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1170mgPotassium: 664mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1020IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 357mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken, chicken and dumplings, chicken soup, comfort food, kickin chicken
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