Chicken à la King

Chicken à la King
Chicken à la King
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Chicken à la King
Chicken à la King
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 red bell peppers (diced)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups chicken broth (reserved from poaching chicken)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, arrange chicken in a single layer. Add 1 teaspoon salt, peppercorns, half the garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. Add enough water to cover chicken by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Set chicken breasts aside to cool and reserve remaining broth, straining out the whole herbs.
  2. Cut chicken into small pieces. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onions and remaining garlic; cook until soft. Add flour. Stir constantly for 2 to 3 minutes, until flour mixture is lightly browned.
  3. Mix in red peppers, mushrooms, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook another 2 minutes. Turn heat to medium-low.
  4. Slowly add heavy cream, then 2 cups of broth, stirring until smooth. Bring to a low simmer, cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often. If sauce becomes too thick, stir in more broth. Add diced chicken and peas, cooking until warmed through.
  5. Serve over egg noodles, biscuits, rice, or bread.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 292 calories, 14 grams fat (7 grams saturated fat), 13 grams total carbs, 2.5 grams fiber, 28 grams protein.