Description: Indulge in comfort food without the guilt with these low-carb chicken dumplings. This keto-friendly version features a flavorful chicken filling encased in a tender and savory dumpling wrapper. Perfect for a cozy night in or as a delightful appetizer.


Dumpling Filling:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dumpling Wrapper:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional, for extra binding)
  • Salt to taste

Dipping Sauce (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dumpling filling ingredients and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together almond flour, eggs, cream cheese, xanthan gum (if using), and salt to form a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a ball. Place a ball between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out into a thin, circular wrapper.
  4. Spoon a small amount of the chicken filling into the center of each wrapper. Fold the wrapper over the filling, forming a half-moon shape, and press the edges to seal.
  5. Repeat the process until all dumplings are assembled.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil. Drop the dumplings into the boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  7. While the dumplings cook, mix together the ingredients for the dipping sauce, if using.
  8. Carefully remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and serve hot with the dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving – makes approximately 24 dumplings):

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 10g

Enjoy these low-carb chicken dumplings as a guilt-free alternative to traditional dumplings, and savor the delicious flavors with each bite!