Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Rachel Ray of course - This is a very easy dish but tastes like you worked really hard.
- 8 large refrigerated biscuits (Pillsbury "Grands" Flaky Layers work well)
- cayenne powder or sweet paprika
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 lb small white mushroom, sliced
- 1⁄2 small white onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons chopped pimiento
- 1 cup frozen green pea
- black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Preheat oven according to package directions for biscuits.
- Arrange biscuits on nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with a little ground cayenne pepper or sweet paprika.
- Bake until golden, remove biscuits from oven and then cool. (10-18 minutes depending on the type biscuit you use).
- Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, bring wine & chicken broth to a boil. Add the bay leaf.
- Gently drop in chicken breasts & lower heat to simmer.
- Poach chicken for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Preheat another skillet over medium heat.
- Add oil and butter.
- When butter melts into oil, add mushrooms and onion and cook 5 minutes until tender.
- Stir in flour and cook another minute or so.
- Remove chicken from broth and set aside.
- Whisk 2 to 2 1/2 cups poaching liquid into the mushroom, onion & flour mixture. Discard the bay leaf.
- Add pimentos and peas to the sauce.
- Dice chicken into bite-size pieces and return it to the sauce.
- Add ground black pepper to taste.
- To serve: Split the biscuits, place bottoms on plates and cover with ladles of Chicken a la King.
- Cap with biscuit tops and garnish with chopped parsley.
The recipe was easy to follow, however, I was short on time and used already cooked seasoned chicken breast strips. Also, instead of biscuits, used puff pastries. The pastries gave the meal a light feeling. Will use this recipe again!
I loved the time to make aspect of this recipe. I skipped the sautÃ©ed in butter and oil bits. I just cooked everything in the chicken stock which I thickened at the end of cooking. I didn't use any pimiento only because I didn't have any. Dh and I were both very pleased with the flavor and textures of this very nice and simple to make recipe. To make the biscuits I used E-Z Low Fat Bisquick Mix.
I saw Rachel make this last week and thought it looked easy and good. Something the kids would like too. I followed the recipe with the exception of leaving out the pimentoes as I am not a big fan. I disagree with the previous reviewer who was "looking for more flavor" as I thought this was full of flavor. I think poaching the chix in wine and chix stock really brings out the flavor. This was quick, easy and tasted great. Everyone liked it, even the 4 yo. Very similar taste to the inside of a homemade potpie. It did take me about 45 minutes rather than 30.