Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
Using fat free cream of chicken soup and chicken breast halves keeps the fat way down in this creamy and delicious chicken dumpling dish packed with healthful vegetables.
2 cans (10.75 ounce) condensed 99 percent fat free cream of chicken soup
3 cups water
1 cup chopped celery
2 onions, quartered
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 boneless chicken breast halves
5 carrots, sliced
1 package (10 ounce) frozen green peas
4 potatoes, quartered
3 cups baking mix
1-1/3 cups skim milk
In large, heavy pot, combine soup, water, chicken, celery, onion, salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat about 1-1/2 hours.
Add potatoes and carrots; cover and cook another 30 minutes.
Remove chicken from pot, shred it, and return to pot. Add peas and cook only 5 minutes longer. Add dumplings. To make dumplings: Mix baking mix and milk until a soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto boiling stew.
Simmer covered for 10 minutes, then uncover and simmer an additional ten minutes.
Nutrition information per serving:
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 560; Protein: 42g; Total Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 29mg; Carbohydrate: 102g; Fiber: 8g
St. Patrick's Day Lore
One leaf is for Hope, The second for Faith
The third for Love, The fourth for Luck
It is said that finding one on St. Patrick's Day will bring the bearer twice the luck.
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