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Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells

 Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells
My mom's tasty creamed chicken makes a wonderful main dish, and when you add extra vegetables, it becomes an entire meal. The recipe might look long, but it's well worth the effort. -Mared Metzger Beling, Eagle River, Alaska
6 ServingsPrep: 55 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 8 cups water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup small fresh broccoli florets
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a large kettle, bring the chicken, water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1
  • teaspoon pepper to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2
  • to 2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from broth;
  • cool. Remove meat from bones; cut into cubes and set aside. Discard
  • skin and bones. Drain broth and skim fat; set aside 1 cup broth
  • (refrigerate remaining broth for another use).
  • Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a

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Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • large saucepan, saute the mushrooms, green pepper and broccoli in
  • butter until tender; sprinkle with flour. Gradually stir in milk and
  • reserved broth until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Add the pimientos, paprika, reserved
  • chicken and remaining salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated
  • through. Spoon into pastry shells. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 653 calories, 41 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 941 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.