Chicken, Dumpling and Vegetable Skillet

Easy, quick, and delicious…Everything you want in a weeknight meal! Cooking the gnocchi (potato dumplings) this way is exceptional. The base actually tastes like a light chicken pot pie! So satisfying, each serving has 352 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 7 Blue WW Freestyle Points and 7 Green.  

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup celery, thinly sliced

1 cup carrots, chopped

2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon sage

A little salt and pepper

1½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

¾ cup water

1 (17.5-ounce) package potato gnocchi (dumplings), see shopping tips

2 cups cooked chicken

½ cup frozen peas

¼ cup reduced-fat milk


1. Cook onions, celery, carrots, in microwave for 3 minutes, to soften a little. 

2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Stir in soften vegetables. Add thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and ¾ cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in gnocchi, breaking apart any that are sticking together. Cover and simmer until gnocchi is just tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Uncover pan and stir in cooked chicken, peas, and milk. Cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes; season with more salt and pepper, if desired.

Makes 4 servings

Shopping Tips
You can find packages of potato gnocchi in the refrigerated, pasta section of the supermarket. Sometimes it’s in the shelf-stable, dry pasta section.  I used Trader Joe’s Gnocchi Italian. Although their pkg. is a 17.6-ounce package, just use 16 ounces.

Substitution Tips
You can replace the gnocchi with frozen hash brown potatoes (cubed not shredded). Thaw potatoes first. Coat a nonstick pan with olive oil spray and cook until potatoes are browned. Then add to the remaining ingredients.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW Freestyle Points 7-Green
WW Points Plus

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
352 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 24g protein, 53g carbs, 5g fiber, 870mg sod, 7g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle Points
227 calories, 0g sat. fat, 5g protein, 3g sugar


  1. Just finished eating this. OMG!!! So delicious. Thanks. I know I’ll make it again and again. Just what I have been craving.

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