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Chicken Casserole with Dumplings

What’s the one thing that could improve an already delicious casserole? This presence of the classic British dumpling, of course! We’ve taken a simple chicken casserole recipe and added some herby dumplings to the mix, but you can add some more of your favourite casserole ingredients too if you want, or perhaps some wine for extra richness.

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Chicken Casserole with Dumplings

Prep Time:

1hr 45mins

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£1.18 per Person

Difficulty:

Easy

  • Ingredients

    2tbsp Vegetable Oil
    30g Unsalted Butter
    750g Chicken Thighs
    1 Large Onion Sliced
    2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
    1tbsp Plain Flour
    1l Chicken Stock Made with 2 Stock Cubes
    2-3 Carrots Peeled and Cut into Chunks
    190g Mushrooms Cut into Quarters
    Leaves from Small Bunches of Fresh Parsley, Tarragon and Thyme
    Salt and Pepper

    For the Dumplings

    140g Cold Unsalted Butter Diced
    250g Self-Raising Flour
    Leaves from Small Bunches of Parsley and Thyme (or your Preferred Herbs)
    150ml Cold Water
    Salt and Pepper

How to Cook

1. Heat half the oil in a large stock pot. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and fry in batches until the skin is browned. Leave to one side.

2. Heat the rest of the oil with the unsalted butter in the stock pot and fry the onion and garlic with a little salt until they start to soften. Stir in the plain flour for a minute or two, then pour in the stock. Keep stirring while it heats to make sure there are no lump of flour.

3. Once it is simmering, add the herbs, carrots, mushrooms and chicken along with any additional seasoning, cover then leave to simmer for 45 minutes.

4. To make the dumplings, rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until you have a mixture that is a breadcrumb consistency. Stir in the herbs and some salt and pepper.

5. Drizzle the water over the top and use a rounded knife to form a dough. Shape into tablespoon-sized balls.

6. When the casserole has about 20 minutes left to stew, carefully place the dumplings on the surface and leave to cook.



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