Chicken A-La-King Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless chicken breasts, total weight – 500 gms
  • Salt – to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper, cored, seeded and finely diced – ¼
  • Green pepper, cored, seeded and finely diced – ¼
  • Butter – 50 gms
  • Plain flour – 40 gms
  • Milk – 400 ml
  • Chicken stock – 2 tbsp
  • Button mushrooms, sliced – 100 gms
  • Sherry, medium – 1 tbsp
  • Double cream – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh dill sprigs, to garnish

Preparation Method

    Preparation Time - 15 minutes| Cooking Time - 21 minutes

    Microwave Setting - Full 100%

  1. Skin the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cut into bite-sized chunks. Cover and set aside.
  2. Put the butter in a deep casserole or large bowl and cook for 1 minute or until melted. Stir the diced peppers into the butter and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in the flour, and then gradually stir in the milk and the stock. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Add the mushrooms, the reserved chicken and the sherry, three-quarters cover with a lid or microwave cling film and cook for 14 minutes, stirring at least 3 times. Cover fully and leave to stand for 4 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir in the cream and serve, on buttered toast or rice, garnished with dill sprigs.
  6. The sauce may thicken during standing and cooling. If reheating, add a few extra spoonfuls of milk or stock.