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Keto Ginger Chicken Dumplings

Steamed chicken dumplings

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These keto chicken dumplings are flourless and flavoured with ginger and chilli for a quick and easy chicken dish. They are also gluten free, egg free and low carb.

This is a simple yet tasty keto chicken recipe that can be made a few hours ahead, ready for when you want to cook them. Although they have no low carb flour in them, the chilling time helps to keep their shape, so they don’t fall apart when cooking.

Ginger and chilli are a great flavour combination for chicken and any Asian influenced recipes.  Perhaps try these with lemon grass or substitute the chicken with pork.

Steamed keto chicken dumplings


Steaming the chicken dumplings keeps them moist and enhances the flavours of the ginger and garlic. However, you can also pan fry them or bake them in the oven. This would give a slight golden colour to the chicken dumplings. Another alternative is to quickly sear them in a pan for a golden colour then to steam them. That way you have a slightly firmer texture but a moist chicken dumpling,


Although these would be a tasty appetiser by themselves with a side of dipping sauce, they make a substantial main dish if you serve them keto noodles, cauliflower rice or stir-fried vegetables.


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Keto Ginger Chicken Dumplings

A flourless chicken dumpling that can be steamed, fried or baked
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Course: Chicken Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy chicken recipes, gluten free low carb recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 10.5 oz chicken breast skinless
  • 5 spring onions
  • 2 cm fresh ginger peeled & chopped
  • 1 chilli de-seeded & chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, fresh chopped


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until combined.
  • Put the mixture into a bowl and using wet hands, shape into balls, about the size of a large walnut.
  • Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes (can be made up to 8 hours ahead of cooking).
  • Steam the dumplings in a steamer or on a heatproof plate covered with foil placed over a large pan of simmering water for 20 minutes until the chicken is tender and cooked with no pink meat.


The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. 
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.5g
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    February 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    This recipe sounds test, but I’m confused as to how the meatballs turned out browned, if they were just steam cooked. Is part of the recipe missing? Also, how much in cups is 300g of chicken?

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    March 27, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I invented chicken meatballs like this before too but not with the ginger & coriander added! I will make them tonight & serve them with an Asian twist & noodles!

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