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Chicken A La King

One of my favorite things as a kid growing up after the depression ... economical and wonderful! Give it a try, your kids will love it! All you need is a little side salad of cottage cheese and pears.
Course Main Course
Author E. Marie


  • 1/4 C chopped green pepper roasted & peeled
  • 1/4 C chopped red sweet pepper roasted & peeled
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 1 C sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3 T flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 C half & half
  • 3 C chopped, cooked chicken
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs diced
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 2 T sherry
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 8 small frozen pastry shells or toast points


  1. Saute peppers, onion and mushrooms in 4 tablespoons butter until tender; removed from pan. Blend flour and salt into butter in pan; add cream and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Add chicken and hard-cooked eggs and heat. In small bowl, blend egg yolks, 4 tablespoons softened butter, and paprika; set aside. To chicken mixture, add vegetables, sherry, and lemon juice; heat then add egg mixture all at once. Stir to blend; remove from heat. Serve hot in chafing dish; spoon over pastries or toast. YUMMY!