1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups chicken broth

1 package (10 ounces) frozen green peas

4 cups cubed cooked chicken

 

DUMPLINGS:

2 cups biscuit mix

2 teaspoons dried basil

2/3 cup 2% milk

 

In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt, basil and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened; reduce heat. Add peas and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine baking mix and basil. Stir in milk with a fork until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls into 12 mounds over chicken mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 10 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean.

 

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