Easy Quinoa Chicken & Dumplings

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Quinoa Chicken & Dumplings

Learn to cook Quinoa Dumplings and enjoy traditional food recipes from Bolivia…easy dumpling recipe, easy homemade dumpling, homemade soup. Homemade chicken and dumplings from scratch takes me back to my childhood and chilly days when we devoured those cute little balls of dough swimming in hot, rich broth.

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  • Author: Krystals Kooking Kreations
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 180



  • Chicken and Broth

  • 3 Quarts Water
  • 1 lb. Chicken cut into bite size pieces (replace with tofu if Vegan)
  • 2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 Med. Carrots sliced
  • 1 Med. Onion diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley Leaves
  • 1 Tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 quarts water
  • (Feel free to add any additional vegetables like mushrooms, corn, zucchini, you name it)

  • Dumplings

  • 1 C. Quinoa Flour
  • 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 C. Coconut or Almond Milk


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add chicken, salt, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and parsley to the pot. Reduce heat to simmer and cook the chicken, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  2. When the chicken has cooked, strain chicken and vegetables and set aside. Return broth to pot.
  3. Add 2 Quarts of water to broth, fresh ground pepper, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the lemon juice, then reheat the broth over medium heat while preparing the dumplings.
  4. For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk in a medium bowl. Stir well until smooth, then let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to about a 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. Cut dough into 1/2 inch squares and drop each square into the simmering broth. Use all of the dough. Simmer for 15 minutes until thick. Stir often.
  6. Add chicken and vegetables to the dumplings and simmer for another 5-10 minutes, stir easily, serve.


  • Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh for this recipe?
  • Yes, you can use dried herbs instead of fresh. Dried herbs are more potent measure for measure, so cut down the amount by half.
  • How can you tell when dumplings are done?
  • To test if dumplings are done, stick a toothpick or skewer into the dumpling after the specified cook time. If the skewer comes out clean, the dumplings are done. If it comes out wet or sticky, cover and let cook a bit longer. Floating isn’t as good of a gauge of doneness, so stick with a toothpick.
  • Can you overcook dumplings?
  • Yes, you can overcook them. Overcooked dumplings will start to fall apart and disintegrate in the broth, so don’t walk away from the stove. Be diligent about checking them when the cook time is nearly up.


  • Serving Size: 8

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