Chicken a la King

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Food Porn, Recipes

After the weeks upon weeks of outrageously hot days, the more temperate weather we’ve had the past couple of weeks has had me going coocoo for comfort food. Soups & stews, pasta – you name it. If it’s seasonally inappropriate it’s been going into my mouth. This recipe for chicken a la king makes great use of roast chicken leftovers.

Chicken a la King

Chicken a La King
recipe adapted from Recipezaar

3 tbsp. butter
6-8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1-2 tbsp. minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
2 1/2 tbsp. flour (or 3 tbsp. for a thicker sauce)
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 c. canned low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp. chicken bouillon powder
1/2 c. heavy cream
2 c. cubed cooked chopped chicken
1 c. frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. chopped pimento
salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add in mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 6 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add in flour and cayenne (if using) and stir for 1 minute.

Slowly add in broth and bouillon powder; cook stirring until thickened. Add in heavy cream, chicken and thawed mixed vegetables; simmer stirring for 5-6 minutes. Mix in grated Parmesan cheese and pimento, and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.

One Response to “Chicken a la King”

  1. Elizabeth Lessner Says:

    Making this over the weekend, can’t wait!

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