Monday, January 23, 2012

Diet Friendly Dumplings

I'm excited to finally post a new recipe after quite some time away from Nosh N' Nutrition. The weather in Alabama is absolutely crazy, but on one of our cooler January nights, I was really in the mood for a warm, comfort food dish. Instead of slaving away in the kitchen for hours, I settled on a simple crockpot recipe that I had been eyeing on Pinterest (along with tons of other fabulous recipes) for Chicken and Dumplings. Generally "comfort food" has a negative connotation in the world of healthy eating, but after studying the original ingredients, I didn't have to change much in order to make a light version. This was very easy to make and tuned out to be a wonderful meal. It reminded me so much of Cracker Barrel's Chicken and Dumplings, which I order occasionally. While their dish is just as tasty, I think I enjoyed my version more simply because I knew the exact ingredients and nutritional content. I will definitely be making this again soon!
Chicken and Dumplings
serves 6

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp light butter
2 cans 98% fat free Cream of Chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 tbsp dried parsley
4 Grands flaky refrigerator biscuits

  1. Put the chicken, butter, soup, broth, parsley, and onions in the crockpot and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
  2. As the chicken cooks and gets tender, break/shred it up with a fork or knife.
  3. Cut your biscuits into strips (about 3 per biscuit). Stir into chicken mixture and cook for another hour.
Nutrition: 255 calories, 25g carbohydrate, 19g protein, 9g fat, 2g fiber
Weight Watchers Points: 6
Weight Watchers Plus Points: 7



Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Lauren,
Wow, this recipe sounds delish and the nutritional content is not bad at all. I will have to make this for my family. I've been doing a lot of healthy crock pot dishes, so I will be adding this to my list of new dishes to make, thank you! =)
Have a great weekend! xo ~Liz

Sarah said...

Mmm, this looks delicious! I love lighter versions of comfort foods.

Anonymous said...

This was really great, but just too salty. I suggest using cream of chicken without salt. Otherwise, super yummy!

Alex Rogers said...

OMG I made this recipe the other night and me and my kids loved it. thanks I am now a subscriber of your blog.

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