Chicken & Dumpling Casserole



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Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Throw in the garlic, onion and chicken chunks. Fry over a medium heat until the onions turn translucent and the chicken browns. Stir in the herbs.
Pour in the chicken broth, add the sweet potato and celery. Bring to a boil then reduce and let simmer for ten minutes or until the potato is tender.
While you are waiting, make the dumplings. Whisk together the butter, eggs and salt. Sieve the coconut flour and baking power together. Gradually add the flour mix to the eggs, stirring as you go to ensure a smooth batter.
When all the flour is added, you should have a thick paste-like mix. Leave it aside for ten minutes while you deal with the casserole.
Mix the corn starch (or other starch!) with a little water then pour into the chicken sauce. Bring to a boil then stir while it thickens. Once it’s thick and glossy, remove from the heat. Pour into a small casserole dish. Spoon a tbsps worth of batter and ‘blob’ it on top of the casserole. Repeat until all the batter is used (it should make four large dumplings).
Bake at 400 for 15-20mins until the dumplings turn golden. Serve.


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 large, white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken (or beef) broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or other paleo starch of choice
  • 1 tsp rosemary, 1tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp sage
  • Dumpling ingredients: 4 large eggs, 1/4 cup butter (melted), 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/3 cup coconut flour


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Comments (9)

  1. posted by Kari Melen on September 3, 2012

    Substitute arrowroot for cornstarch to make this Paleo.

  2. posted by James on October 9, 2012

    Updated that, thanks!! :) ~James

  3. posted by Beverly on October 25, 2012

    Very tasty!!!

  4. posted by millwil on December 6, 2012

    This was fantastic, best paleo dumpling recipe!

  5. posted by msbangladish on January 13, 2013

    4 eggs and 1/3c coconut flour, correct? This mixture looks nothing like a paste.

  6. posted by Olivia Fuson on January 25, 2013

    Ok so everything looked so delicious until I put the dumplings on top and they sank. What did I do wrong? I’m so upset it didn’t turn out. The dumplings were a thick paste and everything. Any advice on what to do different? Thank you! :)

  7. posted by Tenniell on March 17, 2013

    The most delicious dumplings I’ve ever eaten!! Used them with Irish beef stew.

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