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Friday, January 11, 2013

Recipe \ Chicken & Dumplings. Healthified.


My favorite winter comfort food has always been Chicken & Dumplings. Since I can remember, that was what my mom would make me during the one cold week of the year. One sibling liked only the dumplings, the other just the chicken, and I loved it all.

I previously posted a Weight Watchers version on Chicken & Dumplings way back when, but decided to take a new spin on it this year. I needed it freshened up. I wanted to make a dish for me. Start fresh!

So I added some of my new favorite seasoning, Herbs de Provence (so not the same as thyme, rosemary, basil & oregano, as I usually just used in substitution -- seriously, just spend the $5 and buy it, stop trying to recreate it).


I loved making this dish, because it was so easy to customize to my personal preference of the day. I wasn't feeling great, so I under-seasoned it just a bit. C wanted the flavor a little more BOLD, so he added some hot sauce and extra seasoning in his bowl.

But it got the job done: it warmed me up. ♥


Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
4 cups chicken stock
biscuit dough*
2 cups frozen peas (thawed)
To taste: salt, pepper, Herbs de Provence

Heat oil in a stock pot. Saute onion, celery and carrots. Season with Herbs de Provence, salt & pepper to taste. At the same time, heat oil in a pan and cook chicken until almost done. These should take about 10-15 minutes to cook. Add chicken and broth to vegetable mixture. Season to taste.

Bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add biscuit dough. Boil for about 5 minutes (longer if you like it thicker), then simmer for at least 15 minutes, until biscuits are cooked through.

Add the peas, and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season a bit more, if you like. Then serve!

*Biscuit Dough:Any simple biscuit dough will work. If you want it even easier, just buy pre-made Pilsbury dough. And as for the amount... add as few or as many biscuits as you'd like. I prefer about a 2:1 biscuit:chicken ratio.


Stay warm!


  1. Yum! Makes me want to make this tonight Amy. Love, Mom

  2. That looks so yummy! You're such an inspiring blogger!

  3. LOVEEE how you show the ingredients in pictures! So unique!