Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Chicken a La King
Chicken a La King or "Chicken For a King" is the perfect Christmas eve dinner. It's easy to make and very delicious. I got this recipe from "The Sisters Cafe" blog last year. We loved it.
Chicken A La King
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. green bell pepper, chopped
8 oz. box mushrooms, sliced (opt.)
1/2 c. flour
1 c. cream
5 c. cooked chicken, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk, more or less
Saute the peppers and mushrooms in the butter until soft, then add the flour to make a roux. Whisk together and cook over medium heat until the roux bubbles and cooks. Add the cream and chicken and heat through, but do not boil. Season. If it's too thick, add milk to the desired consistency. Serve over bread crowns:
Bread Crowns (I thought this was such a cute idea)
Using store-bought bread, squish the four corners of pieces of bread together. Push the piece of bread into a muffin tin, with the four corners sticking up. Bake in a 250 oven until the crowns are like toast. Lift the crowns out of the muffin tins.