Chicken ala King

I have never tried making Chicken ala King. Or maybe I have but not recently. I remember some comment from so long ago (not sure if it was real or not) with my mom saying that it was too creamy for her, like a lot of things. True. It all depends on how you make. And I am sure that at if it was so long ago I attempted it, it will be too creamy 😛

I decided to try this and not make it too creamy. I just sauteed some chicken with onion, garlic, celery and pimiento. This was seasoned with salt and pepper, and once the liquid was added (about 2 cups), I also added chicken powder for seasoning. I allowed this to boil and cook the chicken thoroughly. Once it was done, I tasted it. It tasted good. I added about 1/3 cups of cream to the mix and found it too soupy. So I added cornstarch mixed in water to thicken it. Little adjustments and additions can be made to this, with cheese, more cream, or whatever you want. But I didn’t want it too creamy, as I said. So this was fine. I added some mushroom to make it better 🙂 This was served hot over noodles or rice, and would have been perfect with a little heat too, which we added only after 🙂

I like the versatility of food being topped on rice and pasta. Because sometimes, you just crave a little noodle, and you have to appease the rice eating group 🙂

Chicken ala king
Chicken ala king

Chicken ala King Recipe

1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 onion, sliced
5 cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled
3 celery stalks, sliced
1 pimiento, minced
water, about 2 cups or as needed
chicken powder, about 1 to 2 teaspoons
1/3 cup cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in water
mushroom, sliced
salt and pepper, to taste

Noodles or rice

Saute the onion, ,garlic and celery. and then add the chicken and pimiento. Season with salt and pepper. Once the chicken are slightly brown, add the water and chicken powder. Let everything cook through. Taste, adjust seasoning. Add the cream. Taste again. Add more cream, or thicken with cornstarch (or flour) as you want it. Or cheese 🙂 Once done, serve over noodles or rice, or bread 🙂


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