Oct 11, 2009

Creamed Chicken



I am so behind with my posts! This week my friend Monica got married and I was busy making the wedding cakes ( 3 of them) and finishing with the biscotti that were handed out as thank you present for the guests ( pictures of those coming soon).
Now, I had a pool on my blog for which recipe to post next, and the creamy chicken won by far....
That tells me that every one has problems with their "left overs". This dish is very easy and tasty. That tasty that my son Brandon  that just walked by my computer and saw the pictures has asked for creamy chicken. Lucky for him I'm making chicken soup and I can use the chicken meat from the soup and make the creamy chicken.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp of unsalted butter (or 3 tbsp of light olive oil )
1/2 cup chopped shallots ( or red onion)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups of heated chicken stock ( or vegetable)
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of light cream ( 5% or 10% )
2 cups of cooked chicken diced.
1/2 cup parmesan ( optional)

Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a frying pan ( or 2 tbsp of oil), add the shallots and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes. Add the parsley .



Add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter to the pan ( or 1 of oil). Add the flour and cook stirring for 1 minute. Gradually add 1 cup of the stock and cook stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Add the paprika and salt and pepper. Simmer gently over low heat for 5 minutes.




Dice the chicken.




Add 1 cup of heated chicken stock, and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Gradually mix in the cream and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the rest of the stock and the chicken. Simmer for 5 minutes until chicken is heated thru and the flavors are blended.




Remove from stove. Stir in 1/2 cup of parmesan if desired.




Garnish with more parsley and serve over steamed rice or mashed potatoes.



Enjoy!



26 comments:

Priyanka Navis said...

looks rich & delicious....

Laura said...

Thank you Priyanka.

pegasuslegend said...

very nice thanks for posting!

bucatar maniac said...

I love reinvented food! Great job!

Kel said...

This is similar to a recipe I grew up with...we skip the parsley and add nutmeg. The nutmeg leaves you asking - just what is that flavor? Great stuff!!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Nice and simple and so homey! Am going to steal this recipe! Thanks for shaing. :)

Laura said...

@ pegasuslegend,
My pleasure, and thanks for visiting.

@bucatar maniac,
Thanks, I love to reinvent left overs:)

@ Kel,
The nutmeg gives it a very earthy taste, doesn't it?
@ Penny,
It is homey and comforting.....:)

Moulmein Thu said...

Great recipe!
Looks delicious and simple to make.
Thanks for sharing :)

Miranda said...

This is beautiful. This is the first time I was able to open your site and I am THRILLED. You have beautiful pictures!!!

Laura said...

@ Mulmein Thu,
It's my pleasure. Thank you for visiting my site.

@ Miranda,
Its great to have you visiting again.

CheapAppetite said...

Very good looking dish! I love recipes transform leftovers to awesome dish like this

Laura said...

Thank you Cheap Appetite,
I love transforming left overs. So do my boys.

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

This reminds me of something my mum used to cook for us when we were little! Yum.

eSusan said...

Looks totally delish! I also love your photos.

Laura said...

@ Mardi,
Yes, my mom made something similar as well, when I was growing up.

@eSusan,
Thank you! and thank you for visiting my site.

Nicole said...

Mmmm looks yum, never made my own soup before, will have to give this try.

Anonymous said...

wow, I just figured out what to do with my turkey leftovers! Thanks for posting. I'll bet I can also throw in some leftover stuffing too.

Sage said...

Hi Laura,
YOusure were a busy girl with that wedding; hope you had fun. YOur chicken looks really good and quite easy; must try.

Laura said...

@ Nicole,
It's not exactly a soup, it more like chicken in a sauce.
But I hope you'll give it a try.

@ Anonymous,
Yes the turkey left overs would work great in this recipe. You could serve it on top of some stuffing, or on a the side.

Laura said...

Thank you Sage,
Yes busy is just the right word, thankfully this week is shaping to be more relaxed.

Correen said...

One word- YUM! I will try this for sure because our freezer is packed with our free-range chickens we raised this summer.

Laura said...

Hello Correen,
free-range chicken! That sounds great, the way it should be......:)

Lydia C said...

It looks so yummy! Something good to eat on a nice cold day!

Laura said...

Yes Lydia,
I agree with you, great for a cold day.

Shaz said...

I know this may seem silly, i love how the rice looks in ur final pic..perfect combo with the creamy chicken. Could you run me by the recipe? :)

Laura said...

Hi Shaz,
I'm glad that you liked the recipe.
As for the rice, I have two recipes for risotto you can find them here
http://littlechefandi.blogspot.com/2009/07/lemon-risotto.html
and here
http://littlechefandi.blogspot.com/2009/06/bell-pepper-and-marsala-risotto.html
I hope this helps
cheers.

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