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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fast Chicken and Dumplings

We're preparing for our last marathon of the year (our last race of the year, in fact) and are 100% focused on eating healthy this week.

And there's that whole matter of continuing to purge Thanksgiving excess.

Anyway, clean eating can cause problems when all you really want for dinner is chicken and dumplings. Cooking Light to the rescue!

I have to admit that I'd never thought of using frozen pierogis to replace dumplings. It worked rather well!

The following is my quick-ified recipe, along with a link to the original version.

Chicken and Dumplings [Semi-Homemade]
Original version here
  • Meat from 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped (I cheated by starting with ready-to-eat baby carrots)
  • 1.5 - 2 c chicken broth
  • 1 pkg pierogis
Bake pierogis according to package instructions. While the pierogis bake, saute carrots in chicken broth until soft. Add chicken meat and cooked pierogis, cover and steam over reduced heat for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Speaking of cooking - I usually take recipes that sound interesting, post them on my Pinterest cooking page, then use that as menu planning inspiration. How do you get inspired to try new recipes? Or keep track of ones that you'd like to try?

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