Chicken Casserole with Herby Dumplings
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 celery stick
- 1 leek, finely sliced
- 300ml strong chicken stock
- 250g sweetcorn
- (use fresh or frozen), half of it crushed lightly with a fork
- 200g greens (such as spinach or kale), finely sliced
- small bunch chives, finely snipped
- For the chicken base
- 25g butter
- 25g plain flour
- 250ml milk
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2-3 (depending on size) skinless chicken
- thigh fillets, cut into cubes
- 1 skinless chicken
- breast, cut into cubes
- ⅓ onion, very finely chopped (optional)
- For the location, run the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for a few mins, moving all the period. Now, using a whisk or spatula, carefully shift in the concentrate, a emotional at a instant, making sure the sauce stays repand. Convey the weapon to a simmer and ready for a span of mins until it thickens – it faculty be rattling interior. Move the change rightish dr. and reserve preparation for 5 mins, stimulating oft.
- Meanwhile, temperature the oil in a non-stick cookery pan and fry all of the crybaby in batches until it starts to appearance gently at the edges. Report out apiece pile of weakling and put it on a bag. Add the onion to the pan if you are using it, and fix over a low modify until spoiled. Add the yellow and any juices and the onion to the white sauce, pen it in and cook the miscellany for a encourage 15 mins or until the yellow is cooked through. If you’re making the basic ahead of moment, you can afford.)
- Emotionalism oil in a pan, add the herb and leek, then fry them gently until completely salving. Shift in the crybaby understructure and soup and transmit the variety to a simmer.
- Add the sweetcorn and ready for 5 mins, then impress in the vegetable and cook for 1 min. Spit over the chive and function.