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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dayton Dumplings & Chicken Darlin'

This recipe won this contest!!!!!
This is very very good!!! We had this for lunch today....remember....we eat our big meal at lunchtime. This makes ALOT.....so either half it or have company over (call me....okay!). I'll give you the recipe and then give my 'spin'.

Makes 8 Servings
1 Serving = 7 PointsPlus™

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp of the stuff already minced for you...I used the dried stuff)
1/4 cup light butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Splenda granulated
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 10-oz package frozen green peas
4 cups cooked cubed chicken breasts (@3)

DUMPLINGS: 2 cups Bisquik Heart Smart Baking Mix
                   2 tsp dried basil
                       2/3 cup fat free 0% milk

In a large saucepan, saute' onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour, Splenda, salt, basil and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute; reduce heat. Add peas and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken. Pour into 13 x 9 " baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (like Pam).

For dumplings: In a small bowl, combine Bisquik and basil. Stir in milk with a fork until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls into 12 mounds over the chicken mixture.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 10 minutes longer.

MY SPIN: Wasn't exactly 4 cups of chicken broth because the cans were 14.5 ounces each versus 16 ounces....no biggy! Abe liked this as it is. Me personally.....I'd put more garlic in it.......love garlic! This is almost like a chicken pot pie without having the entire crust......so I'm thinking it would be good with perhaps some carrots in it.......or maybe some mushrooms. Also, I baked this uncovered the entire 40 minutes. Serve this in a bowl and use a spoon.....you really don't want to waste a bit!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*
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