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Aug 15

Chicken and Dumplings Casserole

Chicken and Dumplings Casserole serving

This easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole is pure, traditional comfort food, but lightened up and so simple to make! There’s no forming or dropping dumplings, and no simmering on the stovetop required. You’ll simply saute some vegetables and layer them with cooked chicken, a magic mixture of self-rising flour and milk that perfectly mimics the flavor and texture of dumplings, and a quick, stir-together sauce that bakes up rich and creamy. I adapted this recipe from The Country Cook and The Southern Bite Cookbook, and the first time I made it I was a little skeptical about the “dumpling” layer. However, I was totally wrong and my first bite of this casserole contained every bit of chicken and dumplings flavor I was looking for. This Chicken and Dumplings Casserole comes together quickly and easily and delivers so much rich, comforting casserole goodness you won’t believe it’s light! The casserole makes 6 servings, and each serving is just 277 calories or 5 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.