Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Yummy, kid tested and family approved weight watcher recipe

When searching for healthy, diet approved recipes it can be tough. I need something healthy yet tasty and husband and toddler approved. I've turned to interest a lot and had some a lot of hits (and some misses). Here is one we made last week that was delicious and just as good as left overs the next day.

Crock Pot Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

SummaryA tasty spin on traditional dumplings, this Crock Pot Chicken Stew Recipe uses cornmeal dumplings and is oh so delicious. It’s filling and comforting, and at just 6 Points + per serving, it’s a fantastic Weight Watchers dinner recipe idea.


  • 12oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal Dumplings

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp fat-free milk
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker, combine carrots, green beans, celery, corn, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and salt & pepper. Top with chicken. Pour broth over mixture in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. To make dumplings, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl combine egg white, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  4. With chicken still in the pot, break it up into pieces or shred it. In a small bowl, combine milk and flour until smooth. Stir into mixture in cooker.
  5. Using a spoon, drop Cornmeal Dumplings dough into 8 mounds on top of hot chicken mixture. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. (Do not lift cover during cooking.)
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 8 hour(s)

Read more: http://www.laaloosh.com/2012/08/21/crock-pot-chicken-stew-cornmeal-dumplings-recipe/#ixzz2MIvkNCjZ

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