CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
Low Calorie & Simple Chicken Recipes

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My chicken and dumplings recipe has 416 calories. Photo/B.YarnellMy homemade chicken and dumplings. Some people like to put carrots and celery in this recipe, I like my veggies on the side.
Chicken and dumplings, 25% portion reduction. Photo/B.YarnellI was stuffed, could easily have left more on the plate.
This meal is filling.

My family gobbles up this stuff. It just disappears! One of my favorite simple chicken recipes and a great way to use chicken leftovers. See my Chicken & Dumplings Recipe for a 416 calorie version and a hurry-up recipe with 394 calories. Keep reading to see what a 25% portion reduction can do...

REGULAR PORTION SIZES
Chicken & dumplings = 416
Green beans = 38
Carrots = 54
TOTAL = 508

25% REDUCED PORTION SIZES
Chicken & dumplings = 312
Green beans = 29
Carrots = 41
TOTAL = 382

CALORIES SAVED = 126

Make a similar portion reduction every day for a year and lose 13 pounds with no other changes to your diet or exercise activity.

BONUS TIP

Restaurant versions of this recipe can easily top 800 calories per serving. If you don't have a recipe yet, I urge you to add simple chicken recipes to your repertoire. Use quality, fresh ingredients, eliminate fat and you have a satisfying, healthy meal.


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