Recipe for Chicken a la King with portabelini mushrooms

Ingredients
20g butter
10ml olive oil
½ green pepper, halved, deseeded and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 steamed or roasted chicken breasts, sliced
2 punnets portabelini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
15ml flour
150ml milk
3ml salt
2ml black pepper
150ml cream
250ml low sodium chicken stock
Fresh summer salad to serve

How to
Melt the butter and olive oil in a frying pan. Add the green pepper and onion and sauté to soften.

Add the sliced mushrooms and fry for a few minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the flour. Gradually stir in chicken stock and then the milk.

Replace the pan over the heat and cook until the mixture thickens and comes to the boil, stirring all the time. Add the cream and stir through. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the pieces of chicken and heat through gently.

Serve with a fresh summer salad.

Cooks tip: chicken a la king is a great dish to make to freeze

Recipe provided courtesy of SAMFA – the South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association. Established in 1984, SAMFA aims to promote the South African mushroom industry and increase the consumption of fresh cultivated mushrooms.

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