Monday, July 28, 2008

Chicken a la King

This is actually Paula's recipe, and I don't know where she got it. Maybe when she gets back from California she can tell us. :)

I really enjoy this meal because I'm a big fan of biscuits and it's nice and easy.

Chicken a la King
1 tube of refrigerated biscuits (Pillsbury or other brand), or you could make your own
1 lb. chicken, cubed
2 c. (approximate, I just eyeball it) frozen mixed vegetables

1/4 c. (1/2 stick) margarine or butter
1/3 c. flour
1 can (10.5 oz) chicken broth or 1 1/3 c. chicken broth made from bouillon cubes (1 cube=1 cup)
1 1/4 c. milk
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

Bake biscuits according to instructions on tube. Cook chicken on the stove. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium/large saucepan. Whisk in flour, cook and stir for a minute or two. Add broth and milk, cook and stir until it boils and thickens. Add salt and pepper, chicken, and frozen veggies. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over biscuits.

If you start the sauce while the chicken is cooking and the biscuits are baking, the whole thing can take 30 minutes or less. If you don't want to multi-task like that, you can cook the chicken completely before starting the sauce, but it will take a bit longer (obviously).

Something just occurred to me. If I cooked some cubed chicken ahead of time and kept it in the freezer, I could save myself a lot of time on days when I don't have much time to make dinner. Hmm...I wonder if that would work? Do any of you have experience with that? Interesting thought.


Eli & Mandy said...

I'm sure cubing and freezing the chicken would work just fine. Wouldn't it be the same concept as freezing leftover, uncooked chicken breasts? I think I might have to try that sometime. This recipe sounds/looks real good. I'll have to try it!

Amanda & Bryce said...

Robin always cooks ground beef with some onion right after she buys it and then freezes it. It workes well for her. I assume chicken would work just as well.

Paula said...

It's from a cookbook called 30-Minute Meals by Pillsbury. Brian and I really like that recipe. Thanks for adding it!

Jennie said...

Ha ha, I'm glad I estimated it took 30 minutes, then, since it's from a 30-minute cookbook. :)