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Keto Chicken and Dumplings (Instant Pot)

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Keto chicken and dumplings is a true comfort food treat when all you want to do is stay inside and keep warm.

chicken and dumplings with carrots and celery
chicken and dumplings ingredients
chicken soup ingredients

How many carbs are in chicken and dumplings? 

A regular serving of chicken and dumpling soup can contain up to 14 grams per cup. However, the low carb dumplings in this dish are grain-free, healthy and keto friendly. I altered the recipe for keto biscuits from The Big Man’s World to make the dumplings for this recipe.

ingredients for keto dumplings
dumpling ingredients

Can I make dairy-free dumplings with almond flour? 

Yes! These gluten free, paleo drop dumplings are easy to make ahead of time, even before the day you make your gluten-free chicken and dumpling soup.

How do I make Keto Chicken and Dumplings?

To make this recipe keto it’s all about the dumplings and not using grain or flour in the recipe. Instead, we use  almond flour for the dumpling dough.

bowl of chicken and dumplings
bowl of chicken and dumplings with seasonings

How do you make this recipe in the Crock-Pot? 

This healthy recipe is easy to make in the crock pot, slow cooker or Instant Pot. If you’re making it in the crock pot, follow the same instructions, minus the pressure cooking. Instead, you’ll cook on low for about 4 hours.

If you’re making this on the stove top, instead of pressure cooking, cook on medium heat for approximately 45 minutes.

bowl of keto chicken and dumplings
These dumplings are drool-worthy!

Can I freeze chicken and dumplings? 

I do not recommend freezing the dumplings with the chicken soup portion. However, You may go ahead and make the soup ahead of time and freeze it, while  adding the dumplings later. 

I like to make my soup ahead of time, freeze it, then when it’s time for dinner, I’ll only have to prepare the low carb dumpling dough.

chicken and dumplings low carb
Melt in your mouth dumplings!

How long do chicken and dumplings keep?

Chicken and dumplings should last two to three days in the refrigerator if kept in an airtight container and stored well.

Keto chicken and dumplings with carrots and celery

Keto Chicken and Dumplings

A healthy, keto/low-carb take on the classic comfort food, chicken and dumplings.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick


Chicken Soup

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces

Keto Dumplings


Soup Instructions

  • Sauté butter onions and poultry seasoning for 6 to 8 minutes in instant pot or stove top
  • Stir in celery and carrots. Add broth and chicken. Secure lid and set pressure too high for two minutes. Cancel after two minutes and set valve to venting quick release pressure.
  • Make Dumpling dough in the meantime.

Dumpling Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the chopped butter and blend into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  • Add almond milk, xanthan gum and eggs. Form into balls of dough. If too thin, add more almond flour and compact. If too thick, add a bit of heavy cream or milk.
  • Add dumpling dough to soup and sauté for a few minutes.



Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3574IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg

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Wednesday 21st of September 2022

This is quite likely the worst keto chicken dumpling recipe ever. Grainy. Not enough liquid for the dumplings to form. Added extra salt and pepper. Still flavourless... Save yourself a half hour and make a different recipe.


Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Besides the almond flour, the ingredient list calls for coconut flour too. The directions do not include the coconut flour.

The directions include baking SODA, but it's not on the list of ingredients.

Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Sunday 6th of February 2022

The baking soda was an error and has been removed, thanks for letting me know! I've updated the directions to reflect the correct recipe. Thanks again for stopping by and catching this!


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

I’m so sorry but this turned into a mess. The flavor is great and I want it to be a success but the dumplings fell completely apart and my instant pot is just giving me a HOT warning so I had to stir it. Thanks for posting but didn’t work out for me 😕 Will gladly take advice on it if I may have done something wrong.


Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Hi Kristie, I'm so sorry. It seems I accidentally left out the xanthan gum from the recipe. I've added it now, but I definitely appreciate you taking the time from your busy day to comment on the recipe. Have a wonderful week!

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