Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chicken A La King

There are lots of recipes for chicken served over pasta, but one I had never heard of before was Chicken A La King. This title baffled me. What does "A La King" mean exactly? My only guess was "for the"...Chicken for the King? I could believe it. I decided I'd better translate it though, or curiosity was going to get the best of me. So I found an online translator and typed in "a la", which is apparently french for "with". Chicken with King? I still don't get it. At least with "a la" it sounds fancy and not confusing. Well...sort of not confusing.

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Slow Cooker Favorites Cookbook. I strive to use my slow cooker two times a week, and to have chicken once or more per week. So I figured why not give this a shot. The slow cooker part of it is just for the chicken portion...and then was served a la (teehee...) rice.


...1 can Cream of Chicken soup
...3 Tbsp. flour
...1/4 tsp. pepper
...dash cayenne pepper
...1 lb. chicken, cooked and cut into cubes
...1 celery rib, chopped
...1/2 c. chopped green and red peppers
...1/4 c. chopped onion
...1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen peas


Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours, until the mixture is bubbly and heated through. Serve over rice.

To see more great crockpot recipes, be sure to check out Crockpot Wednesday over at Dining with Debbie and the Crockpot Carnival going on over at Smockity Frocks!


~Alison~ said...

I'm going to try this! Adding some of the ingredients to my list now!

Thanks for sharing!

Keep it cookin said...

mmm... this looks really good. I too have always wondered what a la king meant ☺

On a side note, your blog is cute, we must have the same taste, because my food blog has the same banner!

Great blog!

~Alison~ said...

I've made this twice already! We love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Anonymous said...

"a la" definition: Meaning "In the Style of", ie Chicken a la King, which describes the chicken dish, made in the style of the chef, who created this dish.

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