Creamy Chicken a la King

creamy chicken a la king, vol-au-vent
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This is a creamy chicken a la king recipe with a savory sauce of butter, cream and chicken broth, along with mushrooms, green bell pepper, and other ingredients.

Serve the creamy chicken on toast or in puff pastry shells (vol-au-vent), or serve over rice.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 2 ounces chopped pimiento, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • dash pepper
  • 1 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 2 egg yolks

How to Make It

  1. Sauté mushrooms and green pepper in 1 tablespoon butter until tender.
  2. Stir in chicken; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add chicken broth and continue cooking and stirring until sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  4. Add chicken and sauteed vegetables to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. In a saucepan, heat cream until hot then quickly stir into the beaten egg yolks. Add egg yolk mixture to the chicken mixture and heat thoroughly over low heat, but do not boil.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    525 Calories
    40g Fat
    13g Carbs
    28g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)