Chicken Casserole with Dumplings Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Frying chicken2 1⁄2 Pound, washed (1 no.)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Corn flour1 Ounce
 Corn oil2 Tablespoon
 Carrots4 Small, diced
 Onion1 , sliced
 Chicken stock cube1
 Boiling water1 Pint
 Tomato puree/Concentrated tube3⁄4 Can (7.5 oz) (1 small can)
 White wine2 Tablespoon (optional)
 Bay leaf1
 Mushrooms4 Ounce, sliced
 Green peas3 Tablespoon, cooked
 Parsley3 Tablespoon, chopped (for garnish)
 Plain flour3 Ounce
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Corn flour1⁄2 Ounce
 Corn oil1 Tablespoon
 Milk1⁄2 Pint

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.
2) Mix together the salt, cornflour and pepper. Sprinkle over the chicken joints to coat well on all sides.

MAKING
3) In a frying pan, heat the corn oil.
4) Add in the chicken joints and saute till brown.
5) Transfer the chicken into a casserole along with the carrots and onion.
6) In a pot of 1 pint of boiling water, dissolve the chicken cube. Add in the can or tube of tomato puree. Mix in the wine as well.
7) Pour the above mixture over the chicken and vegetables in the casserole.
8) Cover the casserole and cook in the middle rack of the oven for 30 minutes.
9) Stir in the mushrooms and peas and cook for 30 more minutes.
10) Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cornflour.
11) Pour in the oil and milk gradually. Mix to a smooth dough. Add in more milk if required.
12) Shape the dough into small balls with floured hands.
13) Arrange the dumplings in a single file on the steamer rack. Leave enough space between each dumpling for them to expand.
14) Steam the dumplings over a pot of hot, boiling water.

SERVING
15) To serve, spoon the chicken and vegetable stew into a deep serving dish. Place the steamed dumplings over the stew.
16) Garnish with chopped parsley on top.
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