Friday, June 13, 2014

ww chicken & dumplings

let's be honest here, i am not that good of a cook, but i sure do try. i hate taking direction and even more then that, i hate measuring. this all adds up to trouble. now that i have jumped on the weight watchers bandwagon again [officially this time], i have done a lot better with my portions. i had made my month of menus before i joined ww and so most of my meals aren't necessarily healthy. this one i adapted and am so happy with the outcome! i didn't even notice it was light. typically when i make chicken & dumplings i'll use some canned sauces & can of biscuits. this recipe that i made didn't use any of that and was so delicious! for the dumplings i used this bisquick heart healthy stuff i bought a while ago in an attempt for healthier pancakes. spoiler alert- not delicious as my other recipe. so i had this box and the dumplings it made were totally yummy and i didn't feel deprived at all. without further ado-

ww chicken & dumplings
serving size: 1 cup
total servings: 5
ww points+: 4

1 1/4 cups of cooked chicken [you can use however much you want- i just had this much from a leftover rotisserie chicken dinner we had]
3 cups of chicken broth [add more if you like more of a soup quality- doesn't add any more points]
1 Tb salted butter
2 Tb flour
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup onions
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 tsp thyme
2/3 cup bisquick heart healthy
2 Tb milk
pepper to taste

i forgot to take a pretty after picture so this is justin's mid-meal

saute chopped celery, carrots, and onions in a large soup pan. you can add more vegetables if you'd like- doesn't add any more points. cook until onions are clear. then add flour and stir for a minute. add broth, peas, thyme, pepper, & chicken. let simmer. [i made all of this ahead of time in the early afternoon. i've found that when i mostly make a meal then do final preps at the end, our dinners can get on the table on time. you never know when a nursing baby will be hungry!] assembly bisquick and milk in a bowl and stir [it will be clumpy dough consistency]. turn up heat until soup boils. make small pieces and drop into pan [not too thick- they rise a bit]. turn heat to medium and cook uncovered for 10 minutes then 10 minutes covered. eat and enjoy!
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1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Mmm. This looks amazeballs!! I will have to try it!

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