Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

I love dumplings so this recipe is right up my alley. Might take a little extra time to make but well worth it.

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas

1/4 cup chopped celery

1/8 cup butter

1 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

2 cups chicken broth

4 cups cooked chicken, cubed

2 cups biscuit mix

1/3 cup skim milk

1 teaspoons dried basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large saucepan, saute' onion, celery and garlic in butter or margarine until tender.  Add flour, sugar, salt, basil, pepper and broth; bring to boil.  Cook and stir for 1  minute; reduce heat.  Add peas and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Stir in chicken.  Pour into a greased casserole dish.  

Dumplings: Combine biscuit mix and basil in a bowl.  Stir in milk with a fork, until moistened.  Drop by tablespoons onto casserole (6 dumplings).  Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes.  Cover and bake 10 minutes more, or until dumplings are done. Makes 6 servings.