Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chicken a la King Recipe Review

The one recipe I made "new" this week was Chicken a la King. I have made this meal before, but this time I chose a recipe from the Nestle cookbook I received as a gift (one of my favorites!).

Here's the recipe:
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped onio
2 Tbsp. all -purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
2 cans Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
3 large egg yolks, beaten
2 c. cooked, chopped chicken breast
2 Tbsp diced pimento (optional)
2 Tbsp dry sherry (optional)
8 biscuits, 2 c cooked rice, toast other medium to serve with it (mashed potatoes may be really really good, but not good for you- not that this recipe is!)

Directions:  Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally for 1 - 2 minutes or until tender (not brown). Stir in flour, salt, paprika. Gradually add evaporated milk. Cook stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.

Whick 1 c. thickened sauce into egg yolks, pour into saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.  Stir in chicken, pimento and sherry. Heat through. Serve with rice, toast, potatoes, biscuits, etc.

Review: Sorry... that took a while! This was a good recipe. I didn't have fresh mushrooms or the last 3 optional ingredients. It ended up taking longer than I anticipated in making it, but with a toddler, this happens! According to the recipe it should take 20 min prep and 15 min cook. Well, I guess the fact that I needed to cook the chicken didn't help matters!  We did need a little more salt than called for, but we love salt (I know- it's a terrible habit!) so you may not need to add that extra pinch.

If I had pre-cooked chicken, this recipe would have come together in a jiff, but that wasn't the case for me. I added carrots to it (not normal, I know). It was very tasty and scrumptious. It tasted almost exactly like Stouffer's CAK. Good stuff.
Would I make it again? YEP! Now, if I could lower the fat... maybe change out evaporated milk for half and half.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! I have a Betty Crocker recipe that I use and it's good too! Haven't made it in a long time though.