caption id=”attachment_124″ align=”alignnone” width=”300″] Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken and Dumplings together in a healthy makeover.[/caption]Chicken Pot Dump: Pefect for a cold or rainy day. Hearty and warms you to your toes!
1/2 cup diced onions
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4Tablespoons of Olive/Canola oil
2/3 cups Bisquick
1/3cup whole wheat flour plus 2 tablespoons for sauce/broth.
1 whole chicken cooked and shredded
1 pack of frozen peas
1 pack of frozen crinkle cut carrots
1 box of chicken broth
1 cup of water
4 tablespoons of low-fat milk
2 teaspoons of your favorite poultry seasoning mix (or mix oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, etc. Mixed evenly)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large pot or dutch oven, add 2 Tablespoons olive oil and heat at med-high heat. (med if using dutch oven) Once heated, add onions and garlic. Pepper lightly. Cook until opaque.
2. In a small mixing bowl mix Bisquick, 1/3cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, and milk. Stir until dough-like consistency.
3. Back on the stove, add the additional oil and 2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour. Stir until thickened and smooth. (I prefer to use a wisk here) Next add broth a little at a time, allowing the broth to warm up and thicken slightly without clumping. Add the water (more than called for if necessary) and bring to boil.
4. Add the dumpling dough in one teaspoon-sized dollaps until all dough is used. Reduce heat to medium or med-low if using a dutch oven. Cook for 10 min.s uncovered and then covered for an additional 10 min.s . (If you are in a hurry, after the first 10 min.s uncovered, move to step 5.)
5. Add the frozen peas and fozen carrots. Bring up to medium-high/ medium for dutch ovens, covered. Once softened (but not mushy) add chicken and poultry seasoning. Salt and pepper lightly to taste. Continue cooking until chicken is warmed, about 5-7 min.s.
6. Let simmer on low for 10 min.s covered.
Tips: If you prefer a thinner “broth” skip the extra oil and whole wheat flour step. Simply add broth and water to sauteed onions and garlic.
You can double the dumpling recipe if you want more dumplings. You can alter the sizes and even make fun shapes for the kids.