It’s cold and snowy in Western New York today and the kids are home from school all week. Looking for an easy, delicious, satisfying comfort food to serve for dinner tonight? How about chicken fricassee with sweet potato dumplings? Use canned of fresh sweet potatoes for the dumplings.
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Chicken Fricasse with Sweet Potato Dumplings
1/2 cup baking mix (such as bisquick or jiffy mix or make your own)
4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 chicken drumsticks and 4 chicken thighs
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
non-stick cooking spray
1 can (15 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
2 to 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups baking mix (such as bisquick or jiffy mix, or make your own)
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning (or 1/8 tsp. ground sage)
Mix together 1/2 cup baking mix, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper in large ziplocking bag or on a plate; coat chicken pieces. Shake off excess. In large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, melt butter and heat oil. Cook chicken in mixture until browned and skin is a little crispy on all sides. Remove chicken to paper towels to drain.
To chicken drippings in pan, add chicken broth and milk and let simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Mix 2 Tbps. cornstarch with 2 Tbsp. water to make slurry. Add to broth and milk mixture, stirring to thicken, and allow to simmer on low heat about 10 minutes. Add cooked chicken pieces. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 25 minutes.
In large bowl, stir together 2 cups baking mix, 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup milk, parsley and poultry seasoning to a soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls onto chicken in hot liquid mixture (should make 10 to 12 dumplings). Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Yield: 4 servings (2 pieces of chicken and about 3 dumplings each).
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