Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chicken A La King


Chicken A La King is one of those old-fashioned dishes that have been around for a long time and for good reason. It's a dish that uses up what you have in the pantry or fridge and is welcomed at the table. I made it one day last week and my daughter liked it so much that she made it for her boyfriend on Wednesday night when he came over. It's so cute how they like to cook for each other.

Chicken A La King

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup sliced mushrooms, fresh or canned

1/2 cup diced green pepper

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup carrots, diced

1 cup peas, frozen or canned

1 1/2 cups well seasoned chicken broth

1 cup milk

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the mushrooms, green pepper, carrots, and onion and saute until the vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes. Add the flour, salt and pepper and stir to blend. Add the chicken broth and milk and cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly until bubbling and thickened. If it's too thick, add more milk or broth. Add the peas and chicken and cook until heated through. Makes about 4 servings.

You can serve this over rice, noodles, biscuits, or even as a filling for chicken potpie. You can also substitute the vegetables for whatever your family likes.

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8 comments:

Rhonda said...

that looks really good! I will try it soon. I've even got broth and cooked chicken in my freezer already

and about freezer cooking, I helped my DD that just a baby a week ago do freezer meals at her house. She and her hubby are casserole fans and think freezer cooking is the way to go.

hope your new job is going good

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Darcy...we are Chicken ala King fans here. I love to serve it in Puff Pastry cups. Very special :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sheila said...

You know, I haven't had chicken ala king since I was a kid. My Ma-Maw used to make it and that is one of the many recipes I didn't get from her before it was too late. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.

ButterYum said...

It's hard to believe I've never made this, but maybe I'll make it some time soon. Sounds really good.

:)
ButterYum

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I have fond memories of my best friend's mom's Chicken a la King. Your recipe sounds a lot like it!

zentmrs said...

This looks really tasty and versatile! Thanks for sharing!

Lyn said...

Some of the old-time recipes are just the best!

gnee said...

This is just such yummy comfort food. It's always good and appreciated. Thanks!