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Monday, July 25, 2011

Chicken a la King

It's been hot - we haven't been cooking. It's been too darn hot... until last night! YAY!

Matt and I were chatting this past weekend about dishes we loved as kids, what mom used to make and what we loved out of the "meal rotation." So that's where Chicken a la King came up. Matt has mentioned it a few times as a dish he loved and it sounded pretty easy so we gave his mom a call, got the recipe. We didn't eat this exact dish in my house but we did eat a few things that were very similar. It's very easy to make, not too terrible for you and you can substitute very easily based on what you have in the house and your tastes. You could swap out the peas for celery or carrots. I'm not sure peppers would be a good flavor but why not try!

Chicken a la King
This recipe is for 2 people

  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 lb chicken breast or turkey breast (diced into large chunks)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 package of No Yolks noodles - extra broad (or you could use rice as well)
  • 1/2 packet of turkey gravy (the dried stuff - this is optional)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan

  1. Dice up your chicken/turkey and your veggies so they are ready to be added
  2. In a large sauce pan, add the olive oil to cover the bottom. Season the meat a little and then plop the meat into the hot pan. Add in the soups one at a time, then the peas, broccoli, gravy and lastly the milk. 
  3. Once everything is mixed together, let it simmer for 30 min or until the meat is cooked. In the meantime, cook up those noodles!
  4. After abou 30/45 min, take a quick taste and make sure it doesn't need any additional seasoning.
  5. Serve the mixture over the noodles and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, childhood favorites are the best! I remember loving tuna noodle casserole... made with egg noodles and cream of mushroom soup too. I don't think I've ever had chicken a la king though!