easy chicken & noodle dumplings

easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

“Oh, hello chicken. Meet my very, dear friend, dumplings. You will be forever happy in my belly on those cool fall-ish days and chilling winter months.”

HA! I don’t really talk to my food, but in this case, I just had to cross my fingers and hope this would turn out well. Aaaaand it did. 🙂

I have found many, many recipes for these on Pinterest after my husband insisted we make some on Sunday. Secretly, I wanted something easy, healthy, but still had that classic “chicken & dumplings” flavor.

Personally, I was surprised by how easy and quick this came together; I’m talking maybe less than 45min! Yet, it tasted like it was simmering all day on the stove. Win, win! I guess whispering all those sweet nothings were worth it! 😉

We will definitely have this in our fall/winter rotation and you should, too! It’s too easy not to. 😉


 

easy chicken & noodle dumplings
Yields 7 heaping cup servings
Points per serving: 7pp

14oz cooked chicken breast, shredded (about 2 large)
8C low sodium chicken broth
1-2t garlic salt (optional)
2C + 1/8C flour (I used 100% white whole wheat, but use what you like)
2T light butter, cubed
1/2t baking powder
1/4t salt
1C milk (I used fat free)

•In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, use a fork or pastry cutter and incorporate the butter.
•Pour in the milk while stirring with a fork.
•Once a dough ball has formed, dust a clean surface with 1/8C of flour and place the dough ball on your floured surface, dusting more flour onto the top.
easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth
•Use a rolling pin and roll out the dough until desired thickness (1/8th of an inch).
For super easy cutting, use a pizza cutter and cut your pieces!
easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

•In a Dutch oven or soup pot, bring the chicken broth & garlic salt to a boil. Then carefully add the dumplings. (Refrain from shaking off extra flour as this will help thicken your broth)
•Cook the dumplings for 20-25min (stirring often) just until dumplings are not doughy. They will plump up and get nice and fat. We like fat noodles.
easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth
•Add the shredded chicken, stir, and remove from heat.
•Place the lid on the pot and let rest for 5 min.
•Top with cracked black pepper and scallions if desired.

easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

Yep, get all up in those chumplings! 😉

easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

my skinny sweet tooth signature

Advertisements

One thought on “easy chicken & noodle dumplings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s