Primal Chicken & Dumpling Soup

I have had a draft of this recipe sitting around for four months because I couldn’t figure out these dumplings! The first time I tried they simply melted in my soup. Now, they’re all good! In fact, I’m giving you two different types of dumplings in case you don’t care for anything coconutty (Mags). This recipe may look time-consuming, but once you get the steps down it’s really not that bad. Try it!

1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
enough water to cover chicken
1/2 bunch thyme
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large organic onion, chopped
2 organic carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
2 organic ribs celery, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
3 cloves finely chopped garlic

Almond Flour Dumplings:
2 cups of almond flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt and a pinch of pepper
2 pastured eggs
1 sprig thyme

Coconut Flour Dumplings:
1 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt and a pinch of pepper
4 pastured eggs
1/2 cup – 1 cup water
1 sprig thyme

In a very large saucepan or Dutch oven, add chicken, water, thyme, and bay leaf to cover. Poach the chicken for 20 minutes.

Once the chicken is cooked, transfer to a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish and let cool. Reserve broth and discard the thyme and bay leaf. Skim off any scuz floating in the broth. When chicken has cooled, shred. Use your hands or a fork and make sure to get all the meat off the bone. Discard the skin and bones.

Make the dumplings by combining the eggs, salt, flour, and thyme, mix until sticky and well-blended. For coconut flour dumplings add a little bit of water at a time until the dough sticks together. Shape into balls by rolling in your hands. Place in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use them.

Reheat broth over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Boil until soft, 3 to 4 minutes, add the shredded chicken. Bring to a low simmer. Add dumplings 1 at a time into the simmering soup. Cover pan with a lid and cook for 25 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste, if necessary.

One thought on “Primal Chicken & Dumpling Soup

  1. I am going to try these tonight with our chicken soup. Thanks for sharing both recipes! I am going to try the almond flour ones.

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