11 August, 2021
Chicken a la King
The last of the rotisserie chicken needed to be used, but I don’t think that’s why the mancub suggested chicken a la king for supper. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know why he suggested it – just something he likes and we haven’t had for a long while. Regardless, it worked for dinner since I had both the chicken to be used up and a ridiculous number of mushrooms that have been languishing in my fridge for a week and a half.
My fridge sucks – it’s supposed to defrost itself and it does but the hose that’s supposed to whisk away the thawed ice lost its mind or its mooring or something, and the water just drips in two places until the bottom of the fridge is full and then it drips out onto the floor. So I have two bowls on the top rack – one at the back and one on the front side. I could get the landlord to come look but the upheaval generally doesn’t seem worth it for yet another used, almond coloured fridge. Rant over. Thank you!
Now, on to supper.
- 1 lb of mushrooms – you can use half of this – I just really needed to use all of mine and we like mushrooms
- 3 cups of cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced….or 5 because why not
- 2 cups of chicken broth or bouillon
- 1 cup of half & half or heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of peas
- 1 can of wax beans
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup butter
Chop the mushrooms – I sliced mine sort of chunky. Melt the butter in a large pan and add the mushrooms.
Cook until they start to shrink and the water they give off cooks away. Add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent.
Add the flour and stir until everything is coated and there’s no flour in the corners of the pot or dry on the bottom of the pan.
Add the chicken broth and cream and let the whole thing simmer until thickened.
Add the peas, beans (if using) and chicken. Let simmer until it’s all hot and you’re ready to eat.
Serve with baking powder biscuits, rice, pasta or potatoes.
You could, of course, use turkey in place of the chicken, or even tuna instead.
If you used something as a thickener other than wheat flour, this could be pretty low carb or even keto.