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January 18, 2009 8:59 PM
Ok, does this sound legit to you?

On Daily Plate, it lists Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplngs dinner, with green beans and carrots, as 390 calories. My parents were mentioning going there tomorrow night.

Does 390 calories sound possible? My eyebrows arched.
January 18, 2009 9:23 PM
Never in a billion years! Their chicken n dumplings are amazing.
January 18, 2009 9:27 PM
If you get the lunch portion probably. The chicken is lean breast and the dumplings are mostly flour so could be. OMG I love that place. Wish they'd build one here in Vegas! On second thought maybe not I'd totally blow it therelaugh

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January 19, 2009 4:20 AM
That must be the PER DUMPLING ratio...laugh
January 19, 2009 4:24 AM
i used to work at cracker barrel.. i believe thats actually what it is. they use really good chicken, which doesnt have TOO many all together. if anything, most the cals would come from the gravy that goes with it.. like the gooey stuff on the plate? lol
January 19, 2009 4:38 AM
Also, the last time I went to cracker barrel. . .the portions seemed significantly smaller (in a good way) so it just might be possible.
January 19, 2009 4:49 AM
Really?!?! Now I just might have to make a trip! I get them every time I go and it's been a while since I went. I never would have thought that in a million years! love
January 19, 2009 5:47 AM
dwlz has it listed:

Homemade Chicken 'n' Dumplings [14 oz] (390 cal/10g fat/0g fiber/45g carbs/29g protein) 9

So you are probably right on! smile
January 19, 2009 7:32 AM
love love love love love love love

Damn, I'm happy to be back in Texas!
January 19, 2009 8:02 AM
This just made my day!!!
January 19, 2009 8:10 AM
OMG, really?! I always loved their chicken & dumplings, but I've avoided them for the past two years!! laugh I always opted for one of their sandwiches before I was counting calories. I haven't been there since I started with this website. But . . . 390 calories?! I am officially excited. . . laugh I may have to get a to-go order for lunch today!!

... that being said, I'm going to drink a couple cups of water and head out the door for my workout today. flowerforyou drinker
January 19, 2009 8:13 AM
Make sure to stay away from the corn bread and biscuits that come with it!!!!
January 19, 2009 8:53 AM
So, this seems pretty legit?

Lol, I'm glaring at Dotti's menu, thinking "Are you trying to trick me, Dotti?"

Hehe, months of using this site has made me suspicious.
January 19, 2009 11:53 AM
If that's true, I may have to have some again when I go there :)

Granted, a LOT of Cracker Barrel's foods aren't that terrible... as they have lots of lean meats and veggies to choose from! :)
January 20, 2009 4:25 AM
and whatever you do.. do NOT touch the mac and cheese. I watched our cook make that one day. you would not believe the amount of butter that goes into that crap my god lol but mmmm mmm is it good grumble
January 20, 2009 5:33 AM
I am going to Cracker Barrell - I am SO happy - I love those but figured they were really bad.

Did I say I love Cracker Barrell!!
January 20, 2009 8:28 AM
I went last night! Mhmmmmm!

One thing: order the COUNTRY DINNER chicken & dumplings, not the platter--the one that comes with 2 sides, not 3. The portion is smaller (it's actually realistic!).

Still, wow, it's so filling. I could only eat about half the chicken/dumplings.

Teehee, I got glared at by the parental units when I wouldn't eat the cornbread or biscuits. I am a bread monster--no way am I letting that floury demon out of the gates!

Also, the meal is high in sodium, so drink lots of water!


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