1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 large carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 14 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
Toss chicken with 23 cup all-purpose flour in a medium bowl until coated. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reserving the remaining flour, add the chicken to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pot. Stir in carrots, celery, onion, 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle the reserved flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Stir in broth, water, peas and the reserved chicken. Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
To prepare dumplings: Meanwhile, stir whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk.
Drop the dough, 1 tablespoon at a time, over the simmering chicken stew, making about 18 dumplings. Adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook undisturbed until the dumplings are puffed, the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make "sour milk": mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 463, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 91, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 45, Monosaturated fat (g) 7, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 34, vit. A (IU) 4859.02, vit. C (mg) 8.86, sodium (mg) 629, Potassium (mg) 412, iron (mg) 3.6, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2.5, Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet