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Chicken a la King - A Family Feast®

Date Added: 6/30/2020    Source: www.afamilyfeast.com

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Ingredients
  • 5 cups cooked* chicken meat (use already cooked rotisserie chicken, or if roasting the chicken from scratch, buy ingredients below)
  • *If cooking a chicken from scratch
  • 1 4-5 pound whole chicken with neck
  • 2 carrots coarsely cut up
  • 1 onion peeled and quartered
  • 2 stalks celery coarsely cut up
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • For the ‘a la King’
  • 2 boxes frozen puff pastry shells ( 6 per box)
  • 2 cups dried sliced mushrooms such as Shiitake or Cremini (now carried in most supermarkets or you can order online here )
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 8-ounce package fresh mushrooms such as white button or Cremini, sliced
  • 10 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups leeks, diced (whites only, cleaned of sand)
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pint heavy cream ( 2 cups ), heated
  • 1 pint whole milk ( 2 cups ), heated
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons kosher salt (start with one then add more at end as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 8-ounce jar chopped pimentos, well drained Instructions

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