Preparation / Directions:
Have a microwave 3-quart casserole ready. Put flour in shallow dish. Add
chicken and turn until coated. Shake off any excess. Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in batches for about 4 minutes each batch, turning to brown lightly on each side. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Put leeks, carrots and 1/2 c. broth into skillet.
Cook over medium heat,stirring often, until liquid is almost evaporated.
Scrape mixture into the casserole and add chicken, their juices, the remaining 1/2 c. broth, apple juice, bay leaf, and thyme. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap and microwavce on HIGH for 8 minutes, stirring twice.
Meanwhile, make dumplings:
Stir flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in milk and parsley just until blended. Remove chicken mixture from microwave. Stir in peas, salt and pepper. Top with 6 big dollops of dumpling mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 6 to 7 minutes until a wooden pick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. Remove bay leaf and serve.