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Pastry Chicken a la King Recipe
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Pastry Chicken a la King Recipe

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Mom made this smell and look so divine, I forgot that peas—which I disliked—were in it. —Patty LaNoue Stearns, Traverse City, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas

Nutritional Facts

1 shell with 3/4 cup filling: 452 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein

Directions

  1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, red pepper, celery and onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. In a small bowl, mix egg yolks and cream. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk mixture; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice, salt, paprika and pepper; cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and peas; heat through. Serve over pastry shells. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pastry Chicken a la King in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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Feen
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"My husband liked it, I didn't - too fussy and the flavor was bland. Not terrible, but not worth making again."

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