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Copycat Cracker Barrel Keto/ Low Carb Chicken & Dumplings

4.7g Net Carbs per serving
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 517 kcal


  • dutch oven


For the soup

  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs cooked & shredded, leftover rotisserie chicken works perfectly for this recipe. I like using dark meat & chicken breast.
  • 4 cups chicken broth look for something that has no added sugar. Kettle & Fire or homemade are the best
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum I like thick soup, you can skip it if you prefer
  • 1 cup heavy cream

for the dumplings

  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons on top of the dumplings while you make the soup.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder optional
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder optional


  • Melt the cheese in a microwave, it takes 30-60 seconds.
  • While the cheese is in the microwave, whisk the egg yolks, baking powder, xanthan gum, garlic powder, & onion powder together. Onion & garlic powder are optional. I like to use them to kind of mask the coconut flavor.
  • Pour this mixture on top of the melted cheese and mix.
  • Add in the coconut flour and knead the dough. You may have to moisten your hands a couple of times.
  • You should end up with nice dough ball. (please watch the instructional video if necessary)
  • Put the chicken broth in to a dutch oven and bring to a simmer.Cut the dough into strips using a pizza cutter.
  • Place the dough between two parchment papers and roll into 12-14 inch round.
  • Add the xanthan gum on top of the broth and whisk vigorously for 1 minute.
  • Add the spices and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add the chicken and the dumplings.
  • Make sure to taste the soup before adding the dumplings.
  • Add the heavy cream.
  • Cook the dumplings for no more than 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately.
  • Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper, parsley and if you're like me, then throw on some crushed pepper flakes. #spiceislife
  • Leftovers heat up wonderfully but I haven't gotten a chance to r freeze it.



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Serving: 1/4 recipeSugar: 0.6gFiber: 2.7gCalories: 517kcalFat: 35.9gProtein: 36.1gCarbohydrates: 7.4g
Keyword Chicken & dumplings, keto chicken & dumplings, Low carb chicken & dumplings
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