Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King
recipe and image from Get Off Your Butt and Bake

1/3 Cup Butter melted
1/4 Cup Cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 Cup COLD water
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 teaspoon granulated Sugar
2 cups Milk
1 1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese or other
1/4 tsp Cracked Red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Celery salt

Diced or shredded cooked Chicken breasts
Steamed veggies of your choice- I used steamed carrots and frozen peas
1 package of frozen puff pastries
1 egg
1 TBS water

1. Lay the puff pastries on some Parchment paper, and brush the tops with 1 egg and 1 TBS water beat together.
2. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the little center. After you do this, place the shells (not the tops) back into the oven for another 5 minutes.
3. While the puff pastries are cooking, make the sauce. In medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and stir while it’s melting. Add the broth, seasonings, Milk and the Cold water and Cornstarch mixture. Stir continuously over heat until sauce has thickened. Turn to low heat, and add the grated cheese. Do not let the sauce boil. It it seems too thick, simply add a bit more milk or Chicken broth to the sauce.
4. Add the diced chicken and steamed veggies of your choice. *If you are adding frozen peas, make sure that they don’t have a build up of ice around them. It will thin your sauce.
5. Fill your puff pastry shells with the chicken sauce, and top with a bit more grated cheese.

*These were really yummy and fun!

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