Steph2003's Chicken & Dumplings

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Steph2003's Chicken & Dumplings

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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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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!
    30 of 32 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
    19 of 20 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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  • 16 of 19 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!
    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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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 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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