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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chicken & Dumpling Soup


Guest post from Michelle of The Willing Cook [2]

Soups are not the easiest dish when making them allergy-friendly, at least in my opinion. You can certainly do vegetable soups and beef stews, but when you want a creamy soup like clam chowder or broccoli cheese soup, things just aren’t quite the same.

That said, I’ve come up with a pretty good soup for you today. I have sweet memories of my Granny’s delicious Chicken and Dumplings growing up. It has to be one of the best comfort foods!

A few years ago, I asked my mom for her recipe only to find out she used the Bisquick recipe. What!?! I was a little disappointed with that revelation, but oh my, they are still soooo good.

In a way, I have two versions of the same recipe for you today. Bisquick has a gluten-free variety on the shelves with the dumpling recipe on the box. I have made this recipe before and it is delicious.

However, Gluten-Free Bisquick is expensive! It’s about $5 for 16 oz. That’s only 2 cups! If you wish to go the route of the pre-packaged box, follow my directions below for the soup, but substitute in the recipe for the Bisquick dumplings. I decided to make a homemade dumpling instead to save some money and it really is just as easy as using the box mix.

While, allergy-friendly soups are not always the easiest to mimic the real thing, I think you’ll agree that this recipe is right up there with your favorite comfort foods. Enjoy!

{Disclaimer: I do not use a crockpot very often because my husband doesn’t like them. I know, can you believe it?! In order to make this recipe as easy as possible for you, I made it into a crockpot version. If you aren’t a crockpot user either, simply convert everything to a large pot, like a dutch oven, and move from the oven to the stove top using the same directions. If you want these directions, ask me in the comment section.}

Michelle is blessed to stay home with her three children (ages 10, 7, and 4), while her husband works to provide. When she’s not experimenting with allergy-friendly meals, she’s blogging about it at The Willing Cook [2]. Through the Willing Cook, her hope is that you gain peace of mind in your kitchen (and your pocket book) and are able to serve those you love who suffer with food allergies.