Chicken a la King

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Hanan Hussein

By
@Hananhus

The sauce in this dish is different from most cream sauces in that it is thickened with egg yolks rather than flour, and this gives it a unique taste and color all its own.
Whole eggs could be used instead of just yolks; while the taste doesn't really suffer much, the egg whites give it a somewhat grainy texture.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 lb
    chicken breast filets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 small
    green, red and yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 1
    chicken bouillon cube
  • 4
    egg yolks, beaten (or 3 whole eggs)
  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Chicken a la King

Step-by-Step

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat add the olive oil, chicken and garlic and cook stirring frequently till chicken is no longer pink; about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms and bouillon cube, stir, lower the heat and cover till vegetables are tender crisp.
  3. Meanwhile in a small bowl gradually add the hot water to the egg yolks 1 TBS at a time stirring well after each addition. Add the egg yolks/water to the chicken/veggies in the saucepan, increase the heat to medium and stir for about a minute, or till the sauce thickens.
    Add the cream, salt and pepper and heat through, but do not boil.

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About Chicken a la King

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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