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Chicken casserole with dumplings

11
8
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Hearty and wholesome, this flavourful stew is sure to warm up even the coolest evenings, and is great for feeding the whole family.

Ingredients

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium, cut into large chunks

White Self Raising Flour

190 g, 150g, plus 2 tablespoon

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Carrots, raw

3 medium, sliced into 5mm rounds

Celery, Raw

1 stick(s), finely sliced

Potato(es), Raw

460 g, roughly chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Dijon Mustard

½ tablespoons, level

Chicken stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 850ml stock

Rosemary, Fresh

2 sprig(s)

Thyme, Fresh

2 sprig(s)

Bay leaf, dry

1 leaf/leaves

Cornflour

1 tablespoons, level

Fat Free Natural Yogurt

120 g

Tarragon, fresh

6 teaspoons, finely chopped, plus extra, to serve

Green Beans

4 portion(s), medium

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken and 2 tablespoons of the flour in a large bowl, season to taste and toss together until the chicken is coated in the flour.
  2. Mist a 2-litre flameproof, lidded, nonstick casserole dish with cooking spray and put over a medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and potatoes and cook for 6-8 minutes until just soft, then add the garlic and mustard and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for a further 2-3 minutes, then add the stock, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf. Cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes, then remove the lid. In a small bowl, combine the cornflour and a little of the liquid from the casserole to form a thin paste, then stir it back into the dish. Cook, uncovered, for 10 additional minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the remaining flour, the yogurt and tarragon in a small bowl until a dough forms, then divide into 8 and roll into balls. Put the dumplings on the surface of the stew, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the dumplings have puffed up and are cooked through. Serve the dumplings and stew with the extra tarragon scattered over, a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper and the beans on the side.
  5. The casserole can be frozen without the dumplings for up to 2 months. Defrost and bring to a simmer, then add the dumplings as in the recipe.

Notes

The casserole can be frozen without the dumplings for up to 2 months. Defrost and bring to a simmer, then add the dumplings as in the recipe.