Lite Chicken And Dumplings



I just wanted to share this recipes with you all. Not sure if anyone has since the new weight loss show called Extreme Makeover" Weight Loss Edition". I was so glad that you can still have comfort food without losing the taste. I always eat Chicken and Dumpling, but i use refrigerated biscuits.. But this will be a great change...


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25 Min
45 Min


  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, finely chopped
  • 3
    stalks celery, sliced thin
  • 1 c
    baby carrots, sliced thin
  • 1/2 c
    frozen green peas
  • ·
    2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped or 1 tbsp. dried
  • 1 tsp
    fresh thyme or 112 tsp. dried
  • 2 Tbsp
    no trans fat margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    reduced sodium, organic chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    fat free half-and-half
  • 1 c
    low fat bisquick mix
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk or buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sea salt and fresh pepper

How to Make Lite Chicken And Dumplings


  1. Place chicken breast halves in saute pan and cover with water. Place over medium heat, uncovered, and cook for 10-12 minutes until chicken is poached and cooked through. Remove from water and set aside to cool
  2. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrots, saute for 4-5 minutes until carrots are just tender
  3. Remove from heat and add frozen peas, salt and pepper, parsley and thyme.
  4. In small saucepan, heat margarine until melted, add flour and stir well forming a paste. Add chicken broth and fat free half-and-half. Continue whisking over medium heat until just starting to thicken. Add to chicken-vegetable mixture and return to low heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Cut cooled chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and add to vegetable mixture. Set aside.
  6. In small bowl combine Bisquick mix with milk with fork until just mixed. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough on top of chicken-vegetable mixture and cover and continue to simmer for another 7-8 minutes, just until dumpling is done
  7. Serve in bowls, garnish with a sprinkling of fresh parsley

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About Lite Chicken And Dumplings

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes

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