Friday, January 30, 2009

Simple Chicken A La King

Every Friday, Gayle over at The Grocery Cart Challenge hosts a recipe swap for her readers. It's a great way to find new recipes, and hopefully it's bringing a few of you over here where you can learn more about using up those leftovers in new meals that your family will love! If you're here from the swap, welcome to my blog! It's fairly new, but there is a lot of information here. Please feel free to look around for awhile - I think I have lots of great recipes and ideas!! :-)

This will probably be my last swap for a few weeks, as I'm having major surgery next week and will be in recovery mode for quite awhile. I will get back to it as soon as I am able, but since I won't be cooking for 2-3 weeks, it won't be as easy to post recipes with leftovers!!! ;-)

Today I'm sharing a recipe my kids really like. I used to make a fancier version of Chicken A La King that they didn't like to eat and would only pick at it. Then I came up with this version and they gobble it up!! Another plus for the recipe is it's very simple and cheap! Here's how I make it:

Simple Chicken A La King

1-2 cups leftover cooked chicken (shredded or cubed)
1 bag frozen corn
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
1 T. cornstarch
2/3 c. evaporated milk
Salt and pepper

In saucepan, combine broth, chicken, and corn. Bring almost to a boil over medium high heat.

Meanwhile, stir cornstarch into evaporated milk until completely dissolved.

Pour milk mixture into hot chicken mixture and stir quickly. Continue stirring over medium heat until thickened (won't take long).

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve this over hot rice, over waffles (really good!) or even as a baked potato topping to further stretch it. You can also serve over toast. It's very versatile!

For more great recipes, be sure and visit The Grocery Cart Challenge. Happy cooking!!!!!


  1. This sounds very good! I hope things go ok with your surgery. Oh and the chocolate cake you made sounds very good to:)

  2. I hope all goes well with your surgery and your recovery is quick and smooth. If we were neighbors, I'd bring you in a few meals so you wouldn't have to worry about cooking. Take Care!

  3. That recipe sounds super yummy! Good luck with the surgery! Wishing you all the happy thoughts you might need right now!


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