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Chicken a la King

#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio -

Chicken a la King
by James Belardo

Wikipedia says that many claim to have created “Chicken a la King.” Delmonico’s (of New York) chef Charles Ranhofer, chef George Greenwald of the Brighton Beach Hotel in Brighton Beach, William “Bill” King a cook at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia (USA) and even an anonymous chef at the Claridge’s Hotel (London, Enland) all lay claim. Whom ever originally created this recipe did not originally realize the huge success and popularity that this recipe would bring, it’s a classic.

2-3 chicken breasts cut into chunks around 1.5-inch square
2-3 strips bacon, cut up into small pieces
1 small onion, cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
2 peppers (any combo of red, orange, yellow and green)
1 – 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
peas (1/2 – 3/4 cup)
1 cup white wine (semi-sweet white wine like riesling, marsala or sherry)
olive oil
2-3 tbsp butter
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Flat leaf parsley

Chicken Marinade
1/2 cup white wine
olive oil
crushed rosemary

Brown rice
Egg noodles

1. Marinate the cut up chicken for a few hours. Drain and dredge in flour, salt and pepper.

2.Using a dutch oven, set the heat to medium-high and cook the bacon (or pancetta) using 1 tbsp of olive oil until golden brown.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - fry the pancetta

3. Add the onions and when they begin to turn a bit translucent, add the diced garlic and the optional Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes).
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - then add the onions and garlic

4. Once the garlic ‘just begins’ to brown, add the chicken along with 1 tbsp of olive oil, cook until all sides are cooked.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - the chicken & 1 tbsp olive oil

5. Add a cup of wine and let come to a simmer.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - 1 cup white #wine

6. Add 1 tbsp of butter and let melt.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - 1 tbsp butter

7. Add the peppers and let simmer for 10 minutes
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - the peppers

8. Add a cup of chicken stock and let come to a simmer once again. Then add some more butter.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - add 1 cup chicken stock #homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - 1 tbsp butter

9. Add the mushrooms and let cook for about 10 minutes.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - then the mushrooms

10. Add the peas and let cook for 10 minutes before adding the last tbsp of butter.
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - then the peas #homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - 1 more tbsp butter

11. Finally, add flat leaf parsley, salt and pepper to taste (if needed, you may not need too much salt).
#homemade #ChickenALaKing #CucinaDelloZio - finally the parsley & s&p (if needed)

12. Traditionally served over rice but you can also toss over egg noodles
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Written by Zio James

February 15, 2016 at 4:38 PM

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