Chicken and Dumplings

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 297.4
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,359.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

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A fantastic dish that doesn't taste like its healthy. Its great for rainy days and cold days. A fantastic dish that doesn't taste like its healthy. Its great for rainy days and cold days.
Number of Servings: 6


    16 oz (approximately 4 small) chicken breasts
    1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
    4 cups chicken broth (College Inn Fat Free/Low Sodium)
    5 cups water
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    1.5 cup organic, fat free milk (Full Circle Brand)
    1 can low sodium cream of mushroom soup

    1 cup of the milk is used for the dumpling dough; 1/2 cup of milk is used for the broth


In a large pot, put the broth, water, onion, and chicken. Bring to a boil and allow to cook until the chicken is thoroughly done.

While the chicken cooks, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup of milk in a bowl. Set to the side and allow to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the pot.

Remove the onion and throw away. This step alone means you probably cut out some of the calories, although I do not reflect that in the nutrition chart. I'd rather over-estimate a little than under-estimate a lot!

Add the cream of mushroom soup to the broth and stir. Add the remaining half cup of milk to the broth.

Carefully, using two forks, shred the chicken up, being sure to have different size pieces. Leaving in larger pieces really lets folks know you cooked this meal.

Put the chunked/shredded chicken back into the pot.

Using your fingers, pull small portions of the dough mix off and make small dollar size pancakes. Drop them one by one into the mixture.

Once all dumplings are in the pot, turn the heat down to a simmer and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Another way that the calories are not accurate (again, overestimated) is that the majority of the broth is not consumed.

Please note: if you deviate from any of the brands shown, please recalculate your calories!

Makes 6 servings. 1 serving = approximately 1 cup

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRIS76.

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