Check Out This New Take on Chicken A La King
There are a number of delicious chicken recipes that are well suited for your slow cooker. From a creamy casserole to a savory stew, this appliance should be your go-to when cooking everyone's favorite poultry.
One dish that's ideal for impressing your friends or using up your leftovers from last night is chicken a la king, a scrumptious option that can be tailored to your individual tastes with a medley of your favorite vegetables and sides. Whether you prefer serving over pasta, biscuits or rice, it's an ideal choice for a variety of tastes.
Chicken A La King Recipe from Jenn Bare
Crock-Pot® Brand Ambassador Jenn Bare explained that she associates the dish with her childhood, as she can recall her mother using the slow cooker to craft this "real comfort meal!"
Start by spraying your Crock-Pot® Manual Slow Cooker with a nonstick cooking spray. To prepare the dish, you'll need 1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless, uncooked chicken breasts. Cut the raw meat into bite-sized pieces then place them in the slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix 10 3/4 ounces of fat-free, low-sodium cream of chicken soup, 3 tablespoons of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Pour the ingredients over the chicken, but do not stir them together. Cover the dish and cook for 2 1/2 hours on high, or 5 1/2 hours on low.
After the dish has cooked in the slow cooker for the appropriate amount of time, stir in 9 ounces of peas and onions, 2 tablespoons chopped pimentos and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika. Cover the dish again and allow it to cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
Jenn Bare noted that there are several ways to customize this meal and make it your own. To give it more color, she suggested adding finely sliced carrots along with the peas and onions. You can also add diced green, red or yellow peppers or mushrooms.
Delicious Sides to Pair with Your Dish
Since chicken a la king has a soupy consistency, it's best served alongside bread or wholesome grains. For a richer dish, pour your slow cooker concoction over freshly baked biscuits. If you're more interested in a heart healthy dish, serve the mixture over a plate of brown rice. To make your own take on chicken noodle soup, consider pairing your chicken a la king with pasta.
Don't forget to bring your leftovers to work the next day with your Crock-Pot® Lunch Crock® Food Warmer.