Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weight Tra*cker Wednesday! and Dumplings.

ONE. Lost one this week, which is likely a result of the work I did the week before.  This past week, due to therapy aggravating my hamstring, I was only allowed to exercise three days in the past week.  I don't know what the plan is going to be for this week.  I see the therapist today.  
Here is a recipe from this week! We all loved this one! I tried to scoop less of the dumplings into my bowl just to keep the carbs lower.  They boys were sure to take what I didn't! Daniel literally said, "I can't stop eating this stuff."

Chicken and Dumplings

1/8 tsp table salt

1/8 tsp black pepper   

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour   

1/2 tsp table salt   

1/4 tsp black pepper   

2 tsp vegetable oil   
½ cup onions
1 tsp minced garlic
2 medium uncooked carrot(s), sliced into thin rounds   
2 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, sliced   

1 tsp thyme, fresh   
3 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth   

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour   

3/4 tsp baking powder   

1/4 tsp table salt   

1 1/2 tsp parsley, minced   

2/3cup low-fat milk   

1/2 cup(s) apple juice   
2 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), cut into 1-inch pieces  

2 cup(s) Bisquick® Original Baking Mix   


Season chicken with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Mix flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon of seasoned flour. In a large skillet, heat oil and lightly brown chicken. Remove from pan. In the same skillet, sauté onions and garlic until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and thyme and cook another 3 minutes. Stir in remaining tablespoon of seasoned flour and it cook until it begins to color, about 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and apple juice. Return chicken to pot. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile to make dumplings by mixing the Bisquick and milk.  Stir in parsley ( I just dumped it in the soup). With a fork, stir in milk until dough just comes together. Drop dumpling mixture with a teaspoon into chicken mixture. Simmer, covered, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cook until dumplings are done, another 4 minutes. Serve in 8-10 1-cup portions.


Penny said...

Yum!!! I love chicken and dumplings!!!

Reba said...

Sounds yummy. Keep sending those recipes my way...I am finally starting to lose weight!