Chicken ala King

Chicken ala king seems fancy, especially when served over puff pastry. But here’s the thing, it’s actually a pretty easy recipe. If you don’t feel like puff pastry, serve it over rice.

We had this every year for Christmas at my grandmother’s house. She’d buy these fancy puff pastry shells, bake them up and spoon the mixture inside. Today I make this for my family and it doen’t quite feel like the holidays without this dish.

It’s perfect for entertaining because you can cook the chicken ahead of time, and then put the rest together before your guests arrive. The mixture will stay hot on a low stove until you’re ready to eat. The only hard part is keeping an eye on the pastry while it bakes and not letting it burn while you get distracted chatting with the people who came over for dinner. Don’t ask me how I know.  Let’s just say quick cooking rice will come in handy sometimes.

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If you’re new to using puff pastry, here’s an excellent article I found. If chicken ala king isn’t your thing, try this curried chicken. Or how about some chicken pot pie?

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A plate of chicken ala king over a puff pastry with a side of vegetables and rice

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