The perfect comfort food. Moist delicious chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce topped with a light and fluffy, whole wheat dumpling. Plus it is low calorie and low fat. Make yourself a bowl.
If I had to choose my most favorite, absolutely, positively favorite comfort meal, Chicken and Dumplings is it. There are no if, ands or buts about it. Who can resist a light and fluffy dumpling covered with a deliciously, creamy sauce with chunks of moist chicken and vegetables? Not I. I know it looks rather brown in the picture. Every thing is the same color, but brown is good. Browned food gives you added flavor. The real word for it is maillard. Fancy word for meaning, brown your food people! Then scrap off all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan and deglaze with some liquid to incorporate all the delicious flavor into your dish. So, while this recipe might be rather “brown” that is because there is so much flavor, f-l-a-v-o-r, in it. Considering it is below freezing here today in Georgia, I wish I had some right now.
Sadly we ate it all. Then I made it again and we ate it all again! I may have to sneak it in one more time this Winter. My family isn’t use to having the same food very often. That is unless I totally blow it and have to make it again and again for the blog.
This is definitely another childhood favorite. Break out your heavy-duty dutch oven, no slow cookers here. You won’t get the proper browning and reduction in the sauce from a slow cooker. Step away from the slow cooker, people. Embrace your dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot. If you don’t have one, think about investing in one. I bought both of mine for about $60, and they have lasted almost 10 years. You don’t have to go for an expensive brand. Don’t get me wrong, I would love a Le Creuset, but they are too expensive for me. Now if they would like to give me one, while I would be more than happy to take it. I enter every giveaway I can find for one. Until the day I can have a lovely Le Creuset, I’ll stick with the ones that have lasted me this long. These pots are so heavy, you could even use them instead of weights. Grab your pot and hold it close to you. Do three sets of squats and then lunges. It is a workout and a kitchen tool. Be careful. Don’t hurt yourself.
My writing is feeling a little schizophrenic today. My husband is on his way home and we have date night tonight. So I am in a happy mood. Also did I mention that I love chicken and dumplings and Dutch ovens? I guess I did. All that put together makes me happy and want to gab about it for days. Try this delicious dinner for yourself. Plus I almost forgot to mention, this is fairly light and low in calories and fat. I kind of take it for granted that you know all Food Done Light recipes are light. Just because it is light in calories and fat, don’t think it is light on flavor. No Sir Ree Bob, we want maximum flavor and satisfaction out of all our recipes. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.
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