Chicken, Dumpling and Vegetable Skillet

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 and 6 grams of fat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 352kcal


  • 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
  • cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾  cup water
  • 1 (17.5 oz.) package potato gnocchi (dumplings), see shopping tips
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat milk


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

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1servingCalories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 870mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gBlue Smart Points: 7Green Smart Points: 7Plus Points: 9


  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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