The Deen Bros. Lighter Chicken and Dumplings

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The Deen Bros. Lighter Chicken and Dumplings

By Bobby and Jamie Deen

The Deen Bros. Lighter Chicken and Dumplings

350 Fewer Calories
30 g Less Fat

Ingredients:
8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all fat
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 vidalia onion, chopped
1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
1 2/3 cup reduced-fat buttermilk baking mix (Bisquick)
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Sprinkle the chicken with the salt. Heat the oil in a nonstick Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Add the onion, mushrooms, carrots, and celery to the Dutch oven. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften and brown lightly, about 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Return the chicken and any of its juices to the Dutch oven. Add the broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Stir in the peas.

Meanwhile, to prepare the dumplings, combine the baking mix, milk, and parsley in a medium bowl until a soft dough forms.

Drop the dough, by tablespoons onto the simmering stew.  Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cover and simmer until the dumplings have doubled in size and are cooked through, about 10 minutes longer.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook time:  50 min
Difficulty: easy
Servings: 8

Per Serving: 312 Cal; 30 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 28 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 61 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 1234 mg Sodium; 95 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Chicken and Dumplings
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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Love You.

By Rosemary Kim on September 22, 2013

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your picture for dumplings shows rolled flat and recipe calls for dropped NOT THE SAME

By pam burns on September 21, 2013

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Incredibly YUMMO!!!

By Lenora Emerson on September 20, 2013

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love all the dishes they cook and thank you for the wonderful recipes you give Have a great day

By Ellen Robinson on September 20, 2013

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Paula we miss you on T.V. soooo much! I love these recipes and I wish you would come to Florida!

By Mary Bratton on September 20, 2013

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I'm sure this is a good dish to those who like puffy, fluffy dumplings, but this version of a venerable dish is not what southerners think of when they yearn for Chicken and Dumplings. As noted by others, the picture shown with the brothers' recipe is a picture of Paula's original, genuine dumplings, thin, light, cut, and delicious. Also - the real southern dish doesn't have all those vegetables - just some onion and celery for flavoring the rich broth - no peas, carrots, and mushrooms. Nonetheless, I'm still a great supporter of the Deen family and I hope Paula continues to overcome the problems that mean-spirited politicians heaped upon her.

By Abby Morris on September 20, 2013

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Thank you, chicken/D look good and will try it. Glad I can hear from you and the boys. They are doi g great and watching fr their cookbook. Love you all!

By Anonymous on September 20, 2013

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Paula can't wait to make your chicken and dumpling soup it looks delicious will get back with you when i make it With love from us all here Bernadette

By Anonymous on September 20, 2013

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I got excited when I saw the photo-but it isn't drop dumplings! oh well

By Paula on September 20, 2013

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I MISS YOUR MAMA SO VERY MUCH! MY PRAYER IS THAT SHE GETS HER OWN COOKING SHOW SOON!NOW LET ME TELL YOU I TRIED YOUR CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS AND WOW THEY WERE TERRIFIC! WE EAT ALOT OF THEM BEING ON LOW INCOME ,THERE SO ECONOMICAL AND COMFORTING. BUT THESE LEAVE ME GUILT FREE! MINE OF COURSE WERE YOUR MAMA'S WAY .THE WAY WE OF HER AGE GREW UP BUT NOW WE KNOW THER IS A BETTER WAY. THANKYOU SO MUCH! I WANT TO MAKE THE CREAMED CORN SPOON BREAD .I WANT TO SEE WHAT MY HUSBAND THINKS HE NEVER WANTS TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.I KNOW WHEN HE DOESN'T LIKE SOMETHING HE ALWAYS SAYS:IT WAS GOOD BUT I WOULDN'T MAKE IT AGAIN" THAT MEANS HE HATED IT!MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YOU!

By CAROLYN HANSON on September 20, 2013

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The recipe sounds great but the picture is not of dropped dumplings they are rolled and cut. All of Paula's dishes are like my Granny's. I really enjoy them. Granny's recipes don't tell you how to make it just the ingredients. So with Paula's help I can make them now.

By Debbie Parrish on June 16, 2013

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Them recipe sounds great but the picture is not of dropped dumplings they are rolled and cut. All of Paula's dishes are like my Granny's. I really enjoy them. Granny's recipes don't tell you how to make it just the ingredients. So with Paula's help I can make them now.

By Debbie Parrish on June 16, 2013

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Also I wanted you to know Paula that you are no alone with agoraphobia because I have it too and it is awful.

By sharon on April 10, 2013

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I love all of the light recipes for a diabetic thanks Bobby only problem that I am having is that I have to count my carb and you have that for each recipe but I don't know what the serving size is a cup or half cup or what? Thanks so much. Bobby I know that your Mom is proud of her two boys and I know that you boys or young men are very proud of your wonderful Mother you are awesome Paula.

By sharon on April 10, 2013

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Do you have to use chicken thighs??? I usually buy boneless, skinless chicken breast. But I would buy them with the skin & bone on. Just wondering!

By Jackie Blake on October 20, 2012

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Thanks for the GREAT recipe guys! My chicken and dumplings are the drop variety. Paula's recipe is what I call chicken and pastry. One other type is a drop version using a combination of flour and cornmeal. Any way you cook C&D, it is fantastic! Anyone should know cutting the fat will make each version more health and heart friendly! Jamie and Bobby are doing a wonderful credit to their Mom revising the recipes a bit lighter for those who choose to prepeare the dishes in this manner. Take care and Thank y'all!!!

By Tanya P on January 30, 2012

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Really enjoyed fixing several of your receipts, keep them comming.I really enjoy your cooking shows very much and also when you are in QVC. Your sons are super also! God Bless all of you.

By Linda Farris on January 27, 2012

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If I don't have a dutch oven what else can I use. I am sad I was getting ready to make it.

By Amanda on November 10, 2011

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The dumplings in the picture are square-cut dumplings.

By Jonathan Able on October 26, 2011

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The dumplings ARE rolled in the picture because it's a picture of her original, not lighter, chicken and dumplings. If you want the rolled one's just follow the original recipe!!!!!

By Anonymous on October 22, 2011

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