Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Average Rating 4.5 from 7 ratings

The perfect comfort food, especially on cold days. Made with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix. Recipe courtesy of Chandice from Gluten-Free Frenzy.

Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Chicken ‘n Dumplings


  • 4 cups organic chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked free-range chicken shredded
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Real Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Dumplings:
  • 2 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • dash of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Real Salt
  • 2/3 cup organic milk



Combine all soup ingredients in a large stock pot. Cook until carrots begin to soften. Bring to a boil for dumplings. Remove bay leaf.


Combine dry ingredients then slowly add milk and mix lightly. Drop by heaping tablespoons into boiling soup. Cook until dough is cooked through. About 10-15 minutes.

25 Reviews or Comments for Chicken ‘n Dumplings

  1. Kelly December 2, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    This was delicious! I’ve made the recipe at least three times. The last time I added crushed red pepper to help clear our sinuses from a cold. Very good! Didn’t have nutmeg the first time so I substituted a tiny pinch of ground cloves. This recipe has come out well every time- whether it was followed to the letter or even with slight variations.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  2. Helina Berkery February 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    The dumplings were a bit dense for my taste. Any suggestions on how to make them fluffier? The nutmeg was a great addition! I’ve never used nutmeg in dumplings!!

    Recipe Rating: 3.5
  3. Andie March 21, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    This dish is delicious, but the dumplings are a bit of a mess. First time, I used heaping tbsp,of batter and the dumplings were barely cooked inside. Second time, halved it and used a heaping tsp, of batter, came out better but still not quite cooked through and they are doughy. Can you re-evaluate this recipe? Because otherwise, the flavor and consistency of the dish itself is wonderful!!

    • Pamelas Customer Service March 26, 2015 at 11:27 am #

      Hi Andie –
      As everyone measures differently, I suggest weighing the mix for proper measurements. Each cup of the Baking & Pancake mix should weigh 140g.
      I Hope this helps.
      Denise, Customer Service

    • Stephanie Whitmore August 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

      Do you cover the pot? I covered the pot and cooked mine on low for a half hour and they turned out perfect

    • Lee Martin November 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

      I tried just dropping the spoonfuls of batter into boiling broth, first with no lid and then with lid on. I ended up with mostly mush both times, with small lumps. Slightly better with lid on during cooking. Disappointing.

  4. Elizabeth Caldwell-Bissell May 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm #


    I had a fail with this a couple of years ago then tonight I though I would try again. I got mush two years ago so I thought of what would hold them together…Xanthan Gum! Viola. I added 1/4 tsp. to the dry ingredients and all but one turned out great. One was like hard dense uncooked dough in the center so I think I need to use a whisk to mix it next time but I so enjoyed Chicken and Dumplings again!

  5. April August 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    My husband loves this – and he is a *picky* GF eater. 🙂 Instead of 4 cups chicken stock, I substitute 2 cups organic cream of chicken to thicken it up a bit.

    Recipe Rating: 5
    • April August 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

      Actually, to clarify (after making this again): I ADD 2 cups of chicken stock to the 4 cups of chicken broth (as some of this volume will boil off – even though I personally try to keep the pot covered while boiling). Also, I have found that it is best not to boil the chicken in the ‘soup’ as it tends to toughen up too much. Instead, I grill the chicken and add it last – after everything is completely done.

  6. Elizabeth Caldwell-Bissell August 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Me again, made them again and they are way way way too dense. This recipe needs some work please.

    I need to go back to making a chicken stew and pour it over the biscuits. I just like dumplings so much.


  7. Jen January 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Thank you!!! Finally enjoying chicken & dumplings again. These remind me of the German dumplings my grandmother makes…but gluten free!

  8. Susie January 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Even before I went gf I covered the pot after adding in the dumpling batter.

    Recipe Rating: 4.5
  9. Heather June 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Fantastic! Even the gluten eaters loved it and really had no idea. In fact, my bro who is gluten intolerant stopped eating them to ask, are these gluten free? He was really, really happy when I said yes. Only negative was it took more almond milk than called for to mix the dumplings.

    Recipe Rating: 4
  10. Kathy September 29, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Has anyone tried using this batter to make little tiny German dumplings – maybe the ones called spaetzle?

  11. Shannon November 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    This is a super simple, and super awesome recipe. One of my sons does start crying whenever I introduce a new recipe. Let’s say he hates change. He ate the whole thing!!! LOVE IT!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  12. Laurie November 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    I made this tonight and added 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of melted butter in the dumplings. They turned out amazing! I had first tried them following the directions and they were much better with the addition of the eggs and butter. I also added 1 cup of milk to the soup and thickened it some with cornstarch. Delish!

    Recipe Rating: 5
    • Jeanine December 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

      Thank you, Laurie. I followed your suggestions and this recipe turned out beautifully. It’s a keeper.

    • Candice January 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

      I tried this tonight but the interior was very crumbly and a bit dry! I’m not sure what went wrong. I followed to a T. I need soft and chewy.

  13. Jennifer January 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    This turned out great, but I did need to make a couple of adjustments. I added onion, because we like it, and doubled the recipe, because we’re a big family. When I added the dumplings, they soaked up too much broth,so I quickly added more. I have some very picky eaters, and all but one (he’s 4, and my pickiest) loved it!

  14. Crystal Kelly February 27, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    Since I am both gluten-free and lactose-free, can someone comment on whether I can use Pamela’s Cornbread & Muffin Mix (instead of the Baking & Pancake Mix)? The ingredients (sans the Cultured Buttermilk and Baking Soda) are similar. — Thank you!

  15. Mama J March 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    I’ve used this recipe for years & my family has always loved it. For those of you who end up with mush, I would guess that you are using too much liquid. Not all measuring cups are exact! Try adding a bit of milk at a time until you have a consistency like a drop biscuit dough. I generally put them on a chicken stew. I cook them 10 minutes without the cover & then 15 minutes with cover on. I think putting the lid on the pot helps to make them fluffier. Enjoy!

  16. Kris Bertenshaw September 11, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    I made the dumplings tonight and put them on beef stew. They are denser than the ones I remember making with Bisquick before my gluten issues, but they were still very good. I covered the pot in mine and they cooked perfectly in 12 minutes on a good simmer.

  17. Sheena November 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    These were awful! Completely went to mush I even tried tweaking them nothing seemed to work. Glad I tested them in water and didn’t ruin my homemade soup!

  18. Andi December 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    These turned out delish! Made a creamy ham soup instead and dumplings worked out great!

  19. Candice January 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    This was too dense in texture. I tried different things to make it more chewy/soft without breaking down. I added 4 TBS butter, 6 TBS buttermilk, and 1/2 tsp baking soda. That’s the best I could get it. It’s still not perfect. I tried the suggestion with the 2 eggs and butter but that was very dry and crumbly. I used to love piecing up canned biscuits for my dumplings. Matching gluten biscuits is very difficult!

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