Diet Chicken Salad Recipe &
Easy Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Quick Chicken Salad Recipe for Dieters

Preparation Time: About 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Serve this quick chicken salad recipe on fresh bread with baked chips on the side.  

Diet Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients

1 small can of drained chicken (breast meat)
4 cups of baby spinach (raw)

2 Tablespoons of Dried Cranberries

1 Tablespoon of chopped Walnuts

Salt & Pepper as desired
2-4 Tablespoons of light Miracle Whip

How to Prepare Our Diet Chicken Salad

Simply stir all the ingredients together. The fruit and nuts add a tropical magic to the chicken salad and compliment the chicken & tangy Miracle Whip so well.

Gourmet Version of Chicken Salad Recipe, the Ingredients

Diet Chicken Salad RecipeSlices of Chicken Breast
Spring Green Salad Mixture
Sliced Radish, Mushrooms
1 Teaspoon of Your Favorite Nut such as almonds, pecans, English walnuts, pistachios or cashews.
Slices of Pineapple or Orange - or your favorite fruit.
Balsamic Dressing,1 serving size
Salt, Pepper - optional

How to Prepare Our Gourmet Chicken Salad Recipe

Place the spring greens in a deep bowl using as many as you like. Because spring greens are exceptionally minimal in calories - you can eat all that you please. They are very filling - so beware that if you eat a significant amount  you will more likely than not experience gas or digestion issues later in the day. Taking an over the counter gas-reducer can assist in quelling the effects.

Next, add the slices of radish and mushrooms. You can use any variety of radish and mushroom that you like - or you can totally omit them from the recipe. This is about personalizing your foods so that your weight loss plan is more enjoyable. If you don't like an ingredient - then simply do not add that ingredient.

Next, sprinkle on the nuts. Layer the chicken over the spring greens. Arrange your favorite fruit on the side of the salad bowl or plate. Drizzle with balsamic dressing.

If you wish, you can add thoroughly drained chickpeas to the salad. This will add additional protein values as well as dietary fiber. But remember....those greens are loaded with dietary fiber, too.

Use salt sparingly if you must use, and add pepper if you wish.

Chicken & Dumplings Recipe, Lower in Calories, Budget Wise

From start to finish, allow 20 minutes (15 minutes of cooking time and about 5 minutes of preparation time).

Serve with English peas and hot rolls and you've got a meal fit for a Diet King (or Queen).

Ingredients for Quick Chicken & Dumplings

1 cup of chicken, raw, cubed, boned, skin removed
3 chicken bullion cubes
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 1/2 cups of low fat baking mix
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
1/2 cup of skim milk

Add about 1 quart of water to a deep 2-quart pot. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil which will help prevent sticking. Next, add 1 cup of cubed raw chicken (white or dark meat - no skin and no bones). While chicken is cooking - and it will cook quite swiftly, mix the following in a small, deep bowl with a spoon:

1 1/2 cups of low fat baking mix

1 teaspoon of dried parsley

1/2 cup of skim milk (use more if dough is too thick AND if dough is too thin, simply add a bit more baking mix)

Mix until a dough forms, then use hands to form balls (dumplings) about the size of a golf ball.

Add 3 chicken bullion cubes to the pot containing the chicken, then carefully add the dumplings one at a time. It's important to add one at a time to prevent them from mutating into one large basketball.

Cook on low for 10 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through and through.

Dumplings will float at the top of the pot while cooking and by the end of the 10 minutes, a thick gravy will have formed.

The gravy will get a bit thicker after pot is removed from the stove top.

The entire pot contains about 1,000 calories and contains 4 - 6 generous servings.

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