nutritious chicken a la king recipe
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nutritious chicken a la king recipe. the name of this dish itself is royal and exotic, so is the taste. all you people sitting out the lockdown have ample time on your hands so please try out this nutritious recipe. believe me, you will end up licking your fingers dry. yes, the recipe is a bit elaborate and needs a bit more of prep and long cooking time. this tasty main dish, nutritious chicken a la king recipe is bursting with tender chicken and colorful vegetables. while cooking the aroma is intoxicating.
why is slow cooking good
well, slow cooking helps retain the nutritive value of the food. this food is certainly healthy and nutritious. in our fast-paced lives, we have forgotten the authentic taste of slow-cooked meals. i have vivid memories of my mom cooking dal makhani on a charcoal angithi. she would put the pot on the burning embers in the morning and by evening it would be cooked to a rich, smooth, creamy dal which was delectable. the magic in her cooking lied in slow cooking.
Recipe for homemade cream condensed soup
Ingredients for cream condensed soup
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 large cup chicken stock
1 cup milk any type
½ tsp garlic powder
salt to taste (you can sub 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt)
½ tsp black pepper
Ingredients for chicken a la king
2 cups of condensed cream of chicken soup
½ teaspoon pepper
½ tsp red chili powder
500 gms of boneless cubed chicken
½ cup chopped green pepper
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 tbsp diced pimientos or red pepper
1-2 spring onions for garnish
1 tbsp cilantro
hot steamed rice
method for condensed cream of chicken soup
firstly, melt butter in a large pan. keep it on medium low heat.
next, add the flour and stir together to make a roux (a mixture of fat (especially butter) and flour used in making sauces)
add the chicken broth and then the milk. whisk together to smooth out the lumps.
Now, stir in garlic powder and the salt.
let it simmer until the sauce thickens.
your condensed soup is ready.
Method for chicken a la king
add the chicken, green pepper and onion.
cook on low heat until chicken is succulent and soft. I let it cook for two hours till it was creamy, smooth, satiny almost silky
meanwhile cook some steamed rice.
finally, stir in the peas and pimientos. cook for a couple of minutes. nutritious chicken a la king recipe is ready.
Arian wanted a Mickey Mouse Tortilla and I served the chicken with it for him.
serve the rice on a platter and pile on the nutritious chicken a la king recipe over it.
garnish with the spring onion and cilantro.