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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.2
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,258.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 18.9 g

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Steph2003's Chicken & Dumplings

Submitted by: STEPH2003

Introduction

I LOVE chicken & dumplings so when I found this I added my own spin to it and lowered the fat and calories. This is the best chicken and dumplings I've ever had which is amazing since I'm never satisfied with my cooking! You can have a full cup of this hearty comfort food for only 284 calories and 3.8 grams of fat! The sodium could be reduced if homemade biscuits are used instead of the canned biscuits, but if sodium isn't a problem this is a very fast and easy way to make chicken & dumplings! I LOVE chicken & dumplings so when I found this I added my own spin to it and lowered the fat and calories. This is the best chicken and dumplings I've ever had which is amazing since I'm never satisfied with my cooking! You can have a full cup of this hearty comfort food for only 284 calories and 3.8 grams of fat! The sodium could be reduced if homemade biscuits are used instead of the canned biscuits, but if sodium isn't a problem this is a very fast and easy way to make chicken & dumplings!
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 4-pack Pillsbury Country Biscuits (red or blue pack) *13 servings 2,000 calories*
    3 cans Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth
    *6 cups 90 calories*
    3 cans water
    1 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken 98% Fat Free (this is also low sodium) *1 can has 2.5, half cup servings or 1.25 cups*
    1/2 cup skim milk *43 calories*
    4 Chicken Breast halves (frozen) *520 calories*

    Black pepper to taste

    *Note I noticed that some comments mentioned that the calories were incorrect on this recipe, so I double checked, and when I enter the information I still get 284 calories per 1 cup serving. That is why I added the total calories for each ingredient next to the ingredient.

Directions

Makes about 10, 1 cup servings.


The 360 minutes of cooking time comes from using a crock pot to cook the chicken. (you don't have to do it this way)


In large pot (I use an 8qt.) Boil the chicken breasts in the chicken broth and water.


Remove the chicken when done and shred with 2 forks, add back to broth. Add cream of chicken soup and milk, then bring back to boil.
Cut the biscuits into smaller pieces(I use a pizza cutter) 4 or 6 per biscuit and stir gradually into boiling broth. Once all the biscuits are in the broth reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes, stirring often.


Add black pepper as desired.


*Note to save some time before dinner you can also put the water, chicken and the chicken broth into the crockpot on low for 6 hours or so, then shred the chicken and tramsfer and the remaining broth/water into a large pot. You may need to add more broth or water if it cooks out while in the crock pot. Bring the broth to a rolling boil before adding dumplings (or you'll have a gummy mess) and once you begin adding dumplings stir very frequently. Once all dumplings are added, then cover and simmer on low.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPH2003.






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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    thanks for this wonderful recipe. I add chopped celery, carrots and parsely to the broth and use msg free chicken boullion, poulty season, garlic, salt and pepper for the broth. Also tear dough into tiny pieces to cook through. It thickens the broth too. :) - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I was pleased with this recipe; however, I modified it by leaving out the water and adding more broth, celery, sweet onions, garlic, and cream of mushroom. Flatten the biscuits and cut them into tiny pieces, slightly larger than oyster crackers. There was no gumminess and the family loved it. - 2/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! I used cream of mushroom soup, and that worked great too! Added some onion and carrot. Yummy comfort food! Thanks for the great recipe! - 11/12/08

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  • 14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I thought that the broth/chicken was tasty but the biscuits turned gummy and chewy. I think i would make it again but just use Heart Healthy Bisquick and drop them in to cook. - 3/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was very good! I did have trouble finding the buscuits and I was afraid to experiment with a different kind so I bought the ordinary buscuits and cooked them and served the chicken "mix" over top of it and it was a hit! My husband and two toddlers all had seconds...which is rare!!! GOOD! - 11/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing! My boyfriend thought he was indulging on some high calorie, comfort food, when in reality we were eating healthy food! I used one box of the chicken broth instead of the three cans and didn't add any water, and it worked perfectly. I am totally making this again! - 1/7/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty, but when I entered it in the recipe calculator, it came out to be 481 calories. How did you get 280? - 1/6/10

    Reply from STEPH2003 (9/4/10)
    I entered all the ingredients I used in the quantities that I used. Everything is in the ingredent list. That total is also for a 1-cup serving. You could save the recipe to your nutrition tracker so you don't have to try entering ingredients separately.


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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    We all loved it, My picky 16 year old, and my husband who was born and raised in West Virgina(meaning he has eaten alot of chicken and dumplings. I made it a litte healthier by subing the bisciuts with dumplings made with Bisquick and fat free milk. - 9/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is my recipe...exactly! It is awesome. I make mine in a crock pot on low and from start to finish it takes about 4 1/2 hours. I love doing it this way because it makes the entire house smell. I have two picky teens and they love this. My son, the pickiest, always has seconds. - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty. I added frozen mixed veggies & used Bisquick Healthy Request for the dumplings. After reading above I made them VERY small and flat (they get bigger) It was perfect. Sons favorite, use to buy this from freezer section & make in the crockpot @ $6 a pop (I would need 2). GREAT! - 2/4/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love chicken and dumpling and this is a great recipe. I have also used fat free tortila shells (Azteca are best) for the dumplings along with Campbell's Healthy Request cream of chicken and cream of celery soup and poultry seasoning - 5/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe and have made it several times and it's always a hit! It's so easy and delicious. The only modification is that I can only seem to fit 3 cans of the biscuits which seems to be plenty. I use a pizza cutter and get 6 pieces from each biscuit -- the smaller the better. - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Super good. I used a box of Chicken broth (33% less sodium) and no water. used Bisquick Heart Healthy mix for the dumplings and added potatoes and carrots. My husband loved it! - 9/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this! I have always loved chicken and dumplings, and I this was a great recipe to follow!! Easy, inexpensive, and delicious! I did add fresh carrot, onion, and garlic as well as frozen peas and green giant mexican nibblet corn. I also added a half teaspoon of spicy brown mustard. Awesome!! - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My entire family loved these and even fought over who could take the leftovers for lunch the next day! - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome.. My family loved it! I will make this again. I'm from the South & I just have 2 say, 2 all the negative comments.. This is not a SOUP! Its supposed 2 B loaded w/ Chix & DUMPLINGS. The consistency should B thick. Make it how U want, but know what Ur talking about B4 U leave FB - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I loved that the recipe had exacts for my grocery shopping. I made this just as directed except for I did the simmering 10 minutes with the lid off, 10 minutes with the lid on...on medium heat. The dumplings were perfect. This was like my mom's...but better. - 9/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! It reminded me of my Grandmother's recipe. She made the dough and rolled it out, this was much easier! Thanks! - 9/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was fast and good, instead of the can bisquits we used the bisquick heart and healthy - 2/2/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a great dish. Didn't take long and very filling! I actually added some broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, yellow squash and corn...lol...needed some veggies...and used only 3 cans of biscuit. It tasted so good! I wanted to eat more but was full after one bowl. ;o) - 9/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great comfort food and quick to put together. Added sauted carrots, celery, and onion, as well as poultry seasoning, and sage. Also used reduced Grands reduced fat biscuits. Will make again. - 7/21/09

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this recipe yet, but after reading all the comments and the recipe, I am definitely going to make in the next few days!!!!! - 6/21/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my husband loved it !!! - 2/28/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy recipe and alot for later meals! It definitely filled the comfort food bill. - 12/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only problem is I ate too much. I've got to get the hang of portion control. My husband absolutely loved it also, but he's not as much of a glutten. He never likes my cooking. Thanks for this recipe. - 10/5/10

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