How to make it

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter
  • Saute the shallots 4-5 minutes until softened
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes
  • Whisk in sherry and broth and bring to a boil
  • Add the parsley and bring down to a simmer
  • Cook for 30 minutes, stir often
  • In another large skillet add remaining butter and add mushrooms
  • Cook mushrooms for about 6 minutes
  • Season the mushrooms with salt, pepper, cayenne and nutmeg
  • Whisk in creme fraiche or heavy cream
  • Add the chicken, pimiento, chives to the sauce
  • Simmer for 10 minutes and serve over biscuits, or toasted Italian bread
  • For a more formal look, if serving on a large platter, sprinkle outside of platter with chopped parsley and chopped finely chopped red pepper.

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  • lilliancooks 8 years ago
    This is my kind of recipe! Thanks Kerrielou, for showing this in the 'I Made it' group!
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    " It was excellent "
    kerrielou ate it and said...
    Made this tonight. It was excellent! Definitely a repeater.
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    OHHH YUMMY, Sas! delicious 55555 :)
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  • lunasea 9 years ago
    Chicken A La King....ahhh yesss. I am trippin' down memory lane with this one. And this is the real deal. Completely homemade and luscious and flavorful. I haven't had this dish in a trillion years and am going to pay it a visit very soon. Sas, I bow before you in humble admiration, m'dear. You always make me sooo hungry. Thank you! :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    This sounds and looks wonderful! Saving to try soon!
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  • binky67 9 years ago
    No more frozen Chicken A La King, YES!!
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  • sas 9 years ago
    jlv: You have to saute most of the ingredients anyway and you have to make the sauce separately so this recipe seems to not work well in a crock pot. However, you can do the chicken in the crockpot with vegetables and use it for your stock.
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  • jlv1023 9 years ago
    my husband loves these type of dishes and he loves chicken, will need to make this the next time I make chicken,

    Would you think it would work in a crockpot?
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    I guess I'll be making it correctly from now on....this looks the shallots and madeira! Thanks for posting!
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