Chicken and Dumplings (Low-Fat)

Recipe by MsSally

This is real easy and yummy. Hope you like it as much as my family does.

Top Review by SusieQusie

The bacon and potatoes in a chicken and dumplings dish was a new twist for me. I like the bacon addition; the potatoes not so much. For a low fat rendition of a typically high-fat recipe, I enjoyed this. The half-and-half and bacon bits gave the broth a richer taste and mouthfeel. I made as directed and my chicken got a little rubbery so perhaps it could be cooked separately and added at the end. As a previous reviewer noted, I needed more broth to have enough to cook the dumplings – about 2 cups or so. It was a quick fix and a great meal on a cold day. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat large dutch oven with cooking spray.
  2. Add potatoes, onion, celery, carrots and chicken, cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in chicken broth; season with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper simmer all together for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour in half-and-half and bring to a boil; add bacon bits.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine biscuit mix with milk and mix well (dough should be thick). Drop tablespoon sizes of dough into boiling mixture; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered, then another 10 minutes covered. (Note: Do not stir while simmering, or dumplings will break apart). Serve hot.

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