Denise's Light Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"Yes, chicken and dumplings can be healthy. I've reduced the fat content by over half just by using boneless chicken breast. Packed full of veggies and flavor. No one will guess this is healthy if you don't tell them."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (439.4 g)
  • Calories 533
  • Total Fat - 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 184.7 mg
  • Sodium - 918.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 67.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 10.1 g
  • Protein - 40.6 g
  • Calcium - 385.7 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Season chicken breasts with paprika, salt, pepper and onion powder. Saute chicken in the dutch oven until starting to brown; add garlic, onions and mushrooms and continue to brown another 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add celery, carrots, peas, stir. Add poultry seasoning and chicken stock - test at this point for seasoning, add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 3

For the dumplings - Stir together flour, baking powder, milk, salt and egg. Drop by small teaspoon into bubbling hot stock. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this as directed except for omitting the mushrooms and adding a bit of corn and I used gluten free all purpose flour and it turned out fantastic.

review by:
(26 Oct 2014)


This was just perfect and was enjoyed by the entire family!

review by:
(15 Aug 2012)