Chicken ala King
It’s time for Sunday Supper again and our theme for it is Retro Foods from the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s. I loved this dish back then and totally forgot about it until I started to think what was I going to make this week. I wanted to do something that I could update to be made a little easier than it was back then. I loved those puff pastry cups it was served in. Much to my surprise when I opened the package I had 24 little puff pastry cups instead of the larger ones my mom used. Not wanting to run out to the grocery store again I decided to use them as garnish and loved them this way. They stayed crispy and it was the perfect touch!
At first I thought I would make something in the tupperware molds that everyone used back then. I was so tempted because I had the perfect props for them for pictures. This is an ad for Jello-O from the 1930’s. I had always intended to get it framed and somehow never have. I love all kinds of this type of memorabilia and buy it whenever I can. The things that they put in these salads back then really make me wonder how in the world they thought these salads were good.
To make this chicken ala king back in the day they would of boiled the chicken. I decided to use a rotisserie chicken to save time, leftovers if you have them would work great also. I can tell you it sped up the time of the dish to under 45 minutes from start to finish.
- 2 1/2 cups chicken pieces - I used a rotisserie chicken
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup celery - diced
- 1 cup carrots - cut into circles
- 1 cup mushrooms - sliced
- 1/2 cup sweet peppers - diced
- 1 cup peas
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup heavy cream or milk
- Puff pastry cups
- Mashed potatoes
- Bone the chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside in the refrigerator.
- Add the chicken broth to a pan. Add the celery, carrots, peppers and mushrooms to the broth. Cook for about 15 - 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
- Mix the water with the flour and stir until smooth. Add to the broth and stir until thickened. Add the cream or milk.
- Add the chicken back into the pan. Cook 5 more minutes.
- Just before serving add the peas.
- Bake the puff pastry cups 20 minutes before dinner. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Today’s event is being hosted by Heather of Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks! Here is our list of retro recipes, have fun!
Bodacious Breakfasts and Appetizers:
- Classic Chex Party Mix from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Healthy Green Goddess Dip from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Homemade Doughnuts from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Made in the Shade Main Dishes:
- Bacon Wrapped Individual Meatloaf from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken ala King from Recipes Food and Cooking
- Chicken Rice Casserole from Curious Cuisiniere
- Chicken in a Basket from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Parisienne from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
- Chicken Pot Pie from Whole Food | Real Families
- Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast from FoodieTots
- Creamy Baked Pork Chops from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Individual Beef Wellingtons from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits from Simply Healthy Family
- Mom’s Shepherd’s Pie from Momma’s Meals
- Ravioli di Magro from Manu’s Menu
- Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy from Webicurean
- Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs from Palatable Pastime
- Tuna Noodle Casserole from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Uptown Goulash from Family Foodie
Swell Side Dishes:
- Creamy Lime Gelatin Salad from Magnolia Days
- Harvard Beets from Take A Bite Out Of Boca
- Retro Crock Pot Crabby Soup from Seduction in the Kitchen
- Roasted Broccoli Cheese Casserole from NeighborFood
- Seven Layer Salad from Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Wedge Salad from Our Good Life
- Bananas Foster from The Redhead Baker
- Creamsicle Jello Mold from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Frosty Chocolate Dream Bites from Wallflour Girl
- Hummingbird Cream Cheese Cookies from Dandelion Greens
- Jello Poke Cake from The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Mom’s Heath Bar Cake from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Old Fashioned Banana Pudding from Pies and Plots
- One, Two, Three Jello from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Original Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake with No Cook Fudge Frosting from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Eat, Drink and be Tracy
- Raspberry Crunch from Peaceful Cooking
- Tunnel of Fudge Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
The Bee’s Knees Beverages:
- Blood Orange Sidecar from Nosh My Way
- Crème de Menthe Parfait from Food Lust People Love
- Vanilla Bean Old Fashioned from The Texan New Yorker
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