Today on The Stay At Home Chef I'm showing you how to make Chicken a la King This classic recipe is ready to make a comeback in your kitchen as an easy weeknight dinner To start melt 1/2 a cup of salted butter in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat
Once that butters all melted add in 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms and we'll get those cooking You want the mushrooms to be fully cooked and soft which will take about five minutes Then we'll sprinkle in 1/2 a cup of all-purpose flour and you want to stir this in until there's no more white specks and everything has combined with the butter and the liquid from the mushrooms Kind of looks gross but that's exactly what we're going for: no more white specks Then we'll pour in 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of milk and bring this to a simmer
As the sauce comes to a simmer the flour is going to act as a thickening agent and our sauce will thicken While we're waiting for that to happen in a small bowl we're gonna whisk together two egg yolks with 1/3 a cup of heavy cream This will make our sauce nice and rich Then we're gonna ladle up about 1/2 cup of that thickened mixture and pour it in with our egg mixture and whisk this really quick This is called tempering your yolks and then we'll pour it back in with the mixture/ We want to work quickly with this so that those eggs don't curdle and cook
You want to stir it all in Let that cook over low heat for 2 minutes then pour in 1 cup of frozen peas, about 1 cup of drained pimentos, those are sold in a can, and then you'll need 4 cups of cooked diced chicken Stir this all in You can use shredded rotisserie chicken for this, some leftover chicken or you can just buy some chicken, saute it in a pan or pop it in the oven with a little salt and pepper on it You want to cook this all for just a few it's more just long enough for everything to heat through and then you're ready to eat! Chicken ala King is served up over rice or toast or biscuits or pasta whatever your family likes the best Thanks for watching! You can find the full written recipe in the video description
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