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Gluten Free Cracker Barrel Copycat Recipe Chicken and Dumplings on a fork with salt and pepper in a teal bowl.

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings – Gluten Free Copycat

Experience the warmth of Cracker Barrel’s Chicken and Dumplings in a gluten-free version! Our recipe captures the classic flavors without gluten, making it perfect for those with dietary sensitivities. Join us on this culinary journey for a delicious twist on a beloved comfort food classic.

Let’s dive into creating a flavorful broth, tender chicken, and gluten-free dumplings that will satisfy every craving. Discover the joy of gluten-free comfort food with our easy-to-follow recipe!

  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 1x


Units Scale
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 1/2 medium onion (do not dice or slice)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, each breast cut in half
  • 3 cups gluten-free flour (Use any 1:1 gluten free flour of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup + 4 tbsp milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, add broth, celery, onion, and chicken breasts. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the chicken breast is cooked through (temp of 165 F). While the chicken is cooking, prepare the dumplings.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk just until combined. You can use a pastry cutter, a fork or the whisk. 
  2. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface – to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips or squares about 1 to 2 inches in size.


  1. Once the chicken is cooked through remove it from the broth and place it in a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or Kitchenaid Mixer to shred. (Follow these instructions).
  2. Remove the onion chunk and celery pieces from the broth and discard.


  1. Add the dumplings to the simmering broth and simmer for about 15-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the dumplings to cook and the broth to thicken to a gravy-like consistency. You may need to add additional chicken broth if the dumplings absorb too much.
  2. Return shredded chicken to the pot with 10 minutes left to simmer. 
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve warm.
  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min