The ingredients you will need are:
4 oz mushrooms
2 Tbsp canola oil
3 C fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 C powdered nonfat milk
1/8 tsp white pepper (I don't keep that in my cupboard so I just used black pepper)
1 lb diced up cooked chicken breast
1/4 C pimento peppers, diced or chopped
And it's super easy to make...
1. Put oil in saucepan.
2. Chop up mushrooms in small pieces and put in pan. Cook over medium heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together broth, cornstarch, dry milk, and pepper until smooth.
4. Add mixture to mushrooms and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring occasionally.
5. Add cooked chicken and pimento to the sauce and heat to serving temperature.
6. Serve over whole grain toasted bread.
I served this with a side of garlic beans. They are super way easy to make, too.
4 oz chopped up mushrooms
1 Tbsp minced garlic (I used 2 good sized cloves)
Black pepper to taste
1/2 C fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
1 lb fresh or frozen green beans
1. Put chicken broth into the crock pot that was sprayed with pan spray.
2. Put minced garlic in the pot.
3. Put the green beans in the pot.
4. Sprinkle with pepper.
5. Put mushrooms in pot.
6. Cook covered on high heat for about 3 hours. Serve.
This is super good on the nutritional stats! For just the Chicken A La King, chicken and sauce, without the bread here are the facts for 1/6 of the mixture, about 3/4C or so, give or take: 193 calories, 7.4g fat, .6g saturated fat, 1.3g polyunsaturated fat, 2.7g monounsaturated fat, 64mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 77mg potassium, 2.3g carb, 27g protein. (5 Points Plus)
The green beans are (for about 1/2C): 36.5 calories, 47.5mg sodium, 214mg potassium, 6g carb, 2g fiber, 1.8g protein.
Add in your favorite whole grain bread, toasted, and you've got yourself one healthy meal. My family loves biscuits and gravy, which is off our list now because of the fat, calories, carbs, etc. This, for them, was reminiscent of that. I served theirs with a jumbo biscuit, but when I realized how that one biscuit totally decimated the health stats, I opted for a couple slices of wheat bread for a fraction of the calories, carbs and fat. But some good, dense whole grain bread would have been even better. For me, the taste was even better than what I remembered as a kid getting from the canned chicken a la king. It sure does make a difference when you use real ingredients! My whole family, plus our guest, really ate up this dish quickly. I would have liked it even better if I had the time to let the sauce get a little thicker. The garlic beans were a big hit with everyone, even the kids.
I hope you try this recipe. I think you will really enjoy it. And, bonus, it was so easily converted to vegetarian for Sami. Before I added the chicken to the sauce, I scooped out a cup of it and put it in another little pot with her cut up Quorn brand vegetarian chicken. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Oh...I forgot! When I cooked up the chicken I sprinkled it with pepper and just a little garlic powder to season it.
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