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Healthier Chicken Dumplings

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 2 Large
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled and diced
  Potato 1 Medium, peeled and diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Carrots 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cut into large pieces
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Chicken bouillon cubes 4
  Bay leaf 1
  Low fat evaporated milk 12 Ounce
  Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄8 Teaspoon (to taste - 1 tsp. for the chicken remaining for the dumpling)
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Gluten free bisquick 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For the Dumplings)
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (For the Dumplings)
  Eggs 2 (For the Dumplings)
  Melted butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For the Dumplings)
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon (1 tbsp For the Dumplings remaining for garnishing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For the Dumpling - In a medium bowl mix the milk, eggs, butter, parsley and salt together until well combined.
2. Add in the Bisquick and stir until just combined.

MAKING
3. In a slow cooker place the potatoes, onions and garlic.
4. Add in the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper.
5. Followed by carrots and celery, pour in the water, bouillon cubes, evaporated milk and bay leaf to the pot.
6. Cover and cook on high for 420 minutes.
7. Remove the chicken and bay leaf from the pot.
8. Add in the peas, cover and allow the pot to return to a boil.
9. Meanwhile shred the chicken before returning it to the pot.
10. Drop the dumplings by rounded spoonfuls into the pot.
11. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.

SERVING
12. Sprinkle parsley over the chicken dumpling and serve.

TIPS
If you aren’t following a gluten free diet you could use regular Bisquick to make the dumplings. When using the regular variety, skip my ingredients list and follow the instructions on the box then add the parsley or the herb of your choice. I’ve also tried the dumplings flavored with lemon zest, dried thyme, and grated Parmagiano Reggiano each producing a uniquely spectacular results. To make things even simpler you could use quartered canned refrigerated biscuits as the dumplings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Southern
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Chicken Breast
Interest: 
Healthy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
450 Minutes
Ready In: 
490 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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