Recipe by Lillian
"This dish was originally called 'Chicken a la Keene' after Foxhall P. Keene, the son of a well known Wall Street broker. The name evolved into the more regal sounding 'Chicken a la King' and here you have it. Long live the king!"
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green bell pepper, chopped
fresh mushrooms, sliced
ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups
cooked, diced chicken breast meat
1 (4 ounce) jar
sliced pimento peppers, drained
cooked white rice
This was a excellent version of the Chicken a la King I used to eat as a child. I added 1 1/4 C milk and 1/4 C flour and it turned out perfect. I also added peas and carrots. This is so quick and easy....it's a must try!!!
The sauce is thick and pasty. I believe there is a typo in the recipe. I think the milk should be 1 1/2 cups instead of just 1/2 cup. This would make total liquids comparable to other recipes. Also the taste is somewhat bland. Perhaps the ad-dition of 1 tsp worcestershire sauce would jazz it up a little.
I added an additional cup of milk, it was too thick using only 1/2 cup. I also added 2 tsp of garlic powder to enhance the flavor and added a small can of drained peas. Overall, it turned out great.
Ditch the pimentos and green peppers and replace with mixed vegetables (corn, peas and carrots - I use a bag of the frozen variety). This is the recipe I remember as a kid and it turns out great.
I cut this recipe in half, since I was only cooking for two. Good thing, because after I added the liquid to the flour it was way to thick. I also think there was a mistake in the recipe, it should have called for 1/4c flour (not 1/2). I didn't have bell pepper so I used onion. I seasoned my chicken with Tony Chacheres before cooking it in a pan with butter. Along with the pimientos I added some peas. It turned out great! I am looking forward to cooking this again.
I wanted something different than our usual sauteed veggies, chicken, and rice. This was just as simple and very good. I used the whole 1/2 cup flour and 2/3 cup milk instead of 1/2. I had extra broth on hand in case it needed thinned but it turned out fine. I added onions and extra mushrooms and just salted and peppered to taste. Everyone thought it was great!
I really like this recipe - reminds me of my childhood, having lunch with my mom and sister. I omit the rice though and serve it over a slice of white bread like mom used to do!
very good!! I too lessened the flour and increased the milk. It is now a staple for those nights when I get ased whats for dinner. I put it over biscuts too. I is really one of my favorite comfort foods
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken a la King II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 375
** Calories from Fat: 161
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