Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chicken Ala King

These little bread cups filled with left over turkey or chicken bathed in a flavourful sauce brings me back to my mom's kitchen. Back in the day when there was still regular Sunday evening church services my parents would often invite a group of their friends or new comers over for a light lunch after the service. During the afternoon mom would put our her best dishes and get things ready. Chicken Ala King is one of the things she would serve. along with veggies and dip, pickles and of course something sweet.


Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, thinly diced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cream (or milk)
  • 1/2 tin cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 8 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
Method:
  1. Melt butter. Add onions and celery, and saute until translucent.
  2. Sprinkle with flour and stir to absorb butter.
  3. Add chicken stock, cream and soup. Stir well and let simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add meat and peas. Simmer another 15 minutes.
  5. While the sauce is simmering, cut crusts off bread and press slices into muffin tin forming little bread cups.
  6. Toast in 400ยบ oven for 8-19 minutes. When toasted, remove to plate and fill with sauce. Serve immediately. Yields 4 servings.

14 comments:

  1. Oh doesn't this sound wonderful. I will definitely be making this sometime this week for sure. I have always loved Chicken Ala King but for some reason I just never made it before.
    Blessings,
    AMY

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  2. This looks and sounds like great comfort food Kathy. I love the bread cups!

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  3. Looks delicious! This used to be served at all our family bridal showers! Happy New Year!

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  4. I remember you making this for me when you invited me over for lunch when the boys were little. That would have been at least 25 years ago. It tasted perfect.

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  5. I love the idea of the toast cups. A great idea for leftover turkey.

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  6. Love the idea of the toast cups. I think the girls would love this. I usually make homemade turkey pot pie, but this looks like a way to dress it up a little. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh, I had forgotten about Chicken Ala King. I use to make it 30(?) years ago. I'm definetly going to make this very soon. I just LOVE, LOVE, your blog and all the receipes.

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  8. Delicious chicken filled bread cups!
    I've had this with toast but how fun to shape your toast into cups.

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  9. What is on the plate with it? It looks good too!

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  10. my Mom used to make this with canned chicken---so many years ago now! she always added some pimento or red pepper.

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  11. I am from the south and we used to have this served over homemade biscuits. yum! I have been hungry for this recently. thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

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  12. Collins family.....you asked what I have ono the plate with it. It is just cole slaw. any green salad or veggie goes great with this. Hope you enjoy!

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  13. It also nice in a puff pastry cup that I use to be able to purchase at the grocery store.

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