Sunday, May 19, 2019

Chicken ala King #OurFamilyTable

This fast, easy, creamy and delicious meal is perfect for weeknights.  Serve over rice, noodles, toast  or spoon into puff pastry shells for a complete, nutritious dinner.

The From Our Dinner Table Group are sharing recipes that start with Rotisserie Chicken.....

Since the theme for this weeks event was Rotisserie Chicken, I actually went to the store and purchased one.  This is very unusual for me.  I raised chickens for many years and so never bought any from the store.  Now that I don't raise them any longer, I still have friends who do so I still rarely buy them from the grocer.

However, I do cook a lot of whole chickens because that's the way they come.  When I make a whole chicken, I normally provide 3 meals from each for my family.  We may eat it roasted the first night, in a casserole or one pot meal another night and as soup for another meal.  

Whether you are using the meat from a store bought rotisserie chicken or leftovers from a chicken you cooked, you are going to be very pleased with this recipe that I am sharing.  We also have lots of other recipes for you today.  Let's take a look.......

Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

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Saute your vegetables and make your sauce all in the same skillet.  When the sauce is complete, add the diced  cooked chicken and warm through.  At the very end, add your frozen peas and cook just long enough to warm them through so they don't get mushy.

The only other dirty pan will be from the rice or noodles should you choose to use them.  Until next week enjoy your family as often as possible around the dinner table.

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Entrees, Chicken, One Pot Meals
Yield: 8 Servings

Chicken ala King

This fast, easy, creamy and delicious meal is perfect for weeknights. Serve over rice, noodles, toast or spoon into puff pastry shells for a complete, nutritious dinner.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 25 M


  • 4 T. butter
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts, sliced
  • 2 shakes hot sauce
  • 4 T. flour
  • 1/2 dry sherry
  • juice of half small lemon
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 3/4 c. half and half
  • 1 c. shredded Manchego Cheese
  • 2 c. cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg. frozen peas


How to cook Chicken ala King

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over med high heat.  Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook until liquid is released and they begin to brown.  
  2. Add the scallions and hot sauce, stir for about half a minute.  
  3. Sprinkle on the flour.  Cook and stir for a minute or two, until a nice nutty smell emerges.  
  4. Add the sherry, cook and stir, scraping up any bits stuck to the pan, until reduced by half.
  5. Stir in the broth and cream, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, until smooth and thickened.  Stir in the cheese until melted.
  6. Add the chicken, stir to coat and cook until warmed through.  Add the peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes.


This makes enough for 8 generous servings. Leftovers freeze well.
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  1. Manchego is my absolute favorite cheese! This sounds so creamy and delicious.

  2. Such a wonderful comfort food. I need to make this. I love the Manchego cheese! So creative.

  3. A perfect weeknight meal for my family! I love how fast it comes together!

  4. Looks so creamy good. I haven't had chicken a la king in a long time. Definitely adding this to the must make menu.

    1. It had been a long while for us too Christie and a welcome change to the weekly menu.


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