Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

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This delicious Vegan Chicken And Dumplings recipe taste so amazing! The perfect comfort stew that is bursting with flavor in every bite!

Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

I have been meaning to share my recipe for the longest while, but there is nothing like the right time. This is my vegan version of the old classic dish, ‘ Chicken and Dumplings’. The beauty of my version is that it is vegan and gluten-free.

It is easy to prepare and the result is beyond amazing!

I love to prepare stews and I believe as a cook that is where my strength lies, taking simple ingredients and turning them into out of this world tasty recipes. 

Just like my all-time favorite Chickpea Stew, Lentil Stew, and Jamaican Stew Peas and Dumplings.


Vegan Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

  • Soy Curls
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Onion
  • Green Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Thyme, Rosemary Sage, Cayenne Pepper
  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • Salt
  • Dumplings

Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

How To Make Vegan Chicken And Dumplings?

To prepare this vegan chicken and dumpling recipe, I rehydrate Butlers Soy Curls in hot water, then I drain the water and squeeze out as much liquid. I added seasonings and sauteed it for 5 minutes to lightly brown and seal the flavors.

I then saute the vegetables and herbs, next, the broth and seasonings.

I allow the stew to simmer, so flavors would meld, while I made the dumplings.

Finally, I added the dumplings to the flavorful stew.

Tips For Making Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

  1. You can substitute my gluten-flour blend dumpling blend with your favorite store-bought gluten-free all-purpose flour. Add the baking powder, salt, non-dairy butter, and non-dairy milk.
  2. Substitute soy curls with favorite vegetable protein, like marinated tofu or chickpeas.
  3. Substitute Bragg’s Liquid Aminos for Tamari.

Vegan chicken and dumplings over showing 4 gluten-free vegan dumplings in a white bowl with a spoon

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 489 kcal / 2044 kJ
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbs: 59 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 25 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 10 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 35 min
  • For:
  • 6 servings




  1. Soak Soy Curls™ in about 2 1/2 cups warm water for about 10 minutes. Drain Soy Curls and toss with Bragg's liquid aminos and Italian seasoning. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Saute Soy Curls for about 5 minutes, turning often until slightly brown, set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add onion and cook until soft for about 3 minutes. Add green onion, garlic, celery, thyme, rosemary sage and cayenne pepper, cook for another minute. Stir in carrots and potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add water or vegetable broth and nutritional yeast. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 10 minutes while you make the dumplings.


  1. To make dumplings, combine brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter in flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add almond milk and form into a dough, take pieces of dough and lightly form into a ball. Drop into the stew and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in the Soy Curls and serve.


Vegan Chicken And Dumplings

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Tamia
    January 7, 2021

    This was amazing had a great flavor!!! Thank you so much, I just became a vegan in oct 2020 chick n dumplings is a childhood favorite of mine that I thought I’d never be able to enjoy ever again!! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      January 7, 2021

      Tamia, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Congratulations on becoming vegan, I’m happy my recipe brought back childhood memories. Happy 2021

  2. Sheila Rajan
    December 1, 2020

    I love this recipe! I am a vegetarian and gluten sensitive, so this is now one of my stables. It’s so flavorful! Thank you so much for creating & posting it 🤗

  3. Donna RN
    November 16, 2020

    We love this fall meal- have made it using Instapot & on stove- equally as good! I used Imagine No Chicken Broth- yum. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Hannah
    October 30, 2020

    LOVED THIS SO MUCH!! Making again next week :)

  5. Susan
    July 20, 2020

    Im not a fan of nutritional yeast. Is there a substitute for it? Would miso work?

  6. Julie Brown
    November 20, 2019

    Oh wow, thank you so much for this recipe. I made it today and it’s amazing. My partner and I are trying a plant based diet for the whole of November and this is my favourite meal so far. I used spelt flour for the dumplings and ran some thyme and fresh rosemary through them and they were delicious. The whole thing is a really comforting, very tasty, winter meal. 10/10 for this recipe x

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 20, 2019

      Julie I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your feedback, I’m excited you are trying a plant-based diet, that’s so awesome!

  7. De Dee
    July 16, 2019

    May I use tofu for the chicken? I don’t have soy curls
    also I don’t have brown rice flour I have chickpea flour may I use that?
    recipe loks so delicious i been craving chicken and dumplings.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 16, 2019

      Hello De, yes tofu can be substituted for the soy curls. I don’t like the taste of chickpea flour on its own so I wouldn’t recommend it, I don’t it has a very strong bean flavor, but that’s just my personal view. Now I’m curious to hear what it tastes like if you do use it. let me know how it turns out.

      • De Dee
        July 16, 2019

        thank you very much greatly appreciated

  8. Patti Musick
    January 8, 2019

    I can only eat organic soy so I was wondering if you could think of a good substitue for the soy curls since they are not organic. Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 8, 2019

      They are organic Patti so you are good to go. I only eat organic soy.

  9. Liz
    November 4, 2018

    Made this tonight and it was amazing!! Thanks so much for making it possible for me to enjoy one of my favorite meals as a kid. Loved the mix of herbs and spices and veggies. I would only use 1/2 a bag of soy curls next time. First time using them and I loved them but this made a lot! I didn’t have potato starch so used corn starch and the dumplings turned out great!

  10. Sheri
    November 2, 2018

    Just double checking on the tapioca starch – 1/4 tablespoon? I’m going with a 1/4 cup for now, but please let me know. I am making this as I type & the stew smells delicious! Found your recipe on Facebook & ordered the soy curls from Amazon immediately. Had not heard of these before but I see so many uses. Will let you know how this turns out.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2018

      Sheri, I hope you enjoyed it. Looking at the recipe I’m going to agree with you. I will have to remake it again soon. I hope you enjoyed it, I would love to know.

  11. Beth
    October 30, 2018

    Oh wow, this was so delicious and a breeze to make. ?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 30, 2018

      Beth, thank you so much for trying. I’m happy you enjoyed it.

  12. Brittany
    December 15, 2017

    Now that I am done breastfeeding, I plan to go vegetarian! This would be a great start! Thanks!

  13. Megan
    December 14, 2017

    This looks delicious and would be great for a night my vegetarian sister comes over for dinner!

  14. Monica
    December 14, 2017

    I just made chicken and dumplings the other night, it’s my husbands favorite meal! Loving this vegan option – will definitely have to save this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 14, 2017

      Thank you Monica, hope you enjoy it!

  15. Blushy Darling
    December 13, 2017

    Looks so tasty! Can’t believe it’s vegan!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 13, 2017

      Thank you, hope you try it!

  16. Lydia
    December 13, 2017

    Oh yummmm! I am literally drooling right now. Will have to try this.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 13, 2017

      Awesome Lydia, enjoy!