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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

 Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Perfect for autumn nights, this main course is speedy, low in fat and a delicious one-dish meal. —Nancy Tuck of Elk Falls, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2/3 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk


  • In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute celery and carrots
  • for 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, chicken, poultry seasoning and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
  • For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop by tablespoonfuls
  • onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover
  • while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup chicken mixture with 3 dumplings equals 282 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,022 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.