I wanted to close out this week of One Pot Wonders with a real comfort dish, and if this isn’t it then I don’t know what is!  It’s Chicken and Dumpling Soup, Maximized Living Advanced Plan style.  You can still enjoy bread, dumplings, biscuits, cake, etc, on the Advanced Plan — you just have to know what to put into it to make it a whole, healing food.

This soup can be prepared in advance the night before.  Simply store the crock pot in the fridge over night then set on Low in the morning before work.  The dumplings are super easy to make.  Drop them into the soup when you arrive home from work and the soup will be ready by the time you get changed and settled in.

Hope this week of One Pot Wonders has been helpful for you and your family.  Dave and I personally live off of one pot meals thru each week, so we value the variety in our Advanced Plan options.  If you have your own favorite One Pot Wonder, I would love if you would share it and I will post for all to enjoy:  elise@healingcuisinebyelise.com.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup
Makes 6 Servings

DUMPLINGS  (Makes 8)
2 cups raw almond flour (finely ground)
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 free-range eggs

1 whole free-range chicken, roasted and shredded (3-4 cups)
4-6 cups organic vegetable stock (sodium free)
2 tsp of sea salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 cup organic celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup frozen organic green peas, thawed
1/2 cup organic carrots, peeled and diced (CORE PLAN ONLY)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or organic heavy cream (optional)

1.)  Make the dumplings: Mix together eggs, sea salt, pepper and almond flour.  Mix until well-blended – will be sticky.  Shape into balls by rolling in your hands.  Place in the fridge.

2.)  In large crock pot, add all Chicken Soup ingredients except for heavy cream, filling pot with enough vegetable stock to cover the chicken and vegetables.  Cover and simmer on Low for 6 hours or High for 3 hours.  OR store in fridge over night and simmer 8 hours on Low or 4 on High.

3.)  At the last 20 minutes of cooking, remove the dumplings from the fridge and place them in the soup.  Cooking the dumplings will take about 20 minutes.  At this time, you can also stir in the (optional) heavy cream or almond milk — makes for a more rich and opaque broth.  When dumplings are ready, you can serve!

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. oo had to tell you. I made the dumplings with a beef stew- veggies being zucchini, spinach, kale, broccoli since that’s what I had on hand… with some garlic and salt n pepper in a slow cooker.. yum!!! i love the dumplings! :D

  2. Oh my gosh, that idea never came to me! The dumplings are my fav part, too! How smart! Totally making that the next time we do stew…soon because I just picked up stew meet from the farmer this week! Yum, you’ve got my mouth watering Ash!

  3. Is there another flour that would work in this recipe? Unfortunately, we have nut allergies. Thank you!

  4. Check out this recipe for Rice Flour Dumplings: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=398535. However, this would not be an Advanced Plan dumpling option.

  5. I cannot wait to try this recipe! It is one of my favorite dishes, so I will let you know how it goes next week.

  6. Great Chris! I hope you like it!! My husband’s favorite part is the almond flour dumplings. He’s always so happy he can still enjoy one of his favorite soups from his childhood.

  7. Elise! We made this recipe for our first-ever office freezer meal night last week! Brandon and I will be enjoying this dish tonight and we cannot wait. I’m excited to hear of what our patients have to say about it — we listed our website with the recipe (of course!)

    Thank you for your delicious meals that we can enjoy on busy winter nights as well as throughout the year!

  8. Very good flavor. Just one question, are the dumplings supposed to get soft? They are fine either way, I was just wondering b/c your picture looks more like a soft dumpling. My son said, “the round things are good Mom!!!”

    • Elise Schwartz

      Hi Megan! They shouldn’t be soggy soft…but the outside should be a little bit soft/moist. It’s hard to describe I guess…the picture definitely does not do it justice. LOL Enjoy! This is probably our favorite soup recipe on the whole site!

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