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buttermilk biscuits . yeasted baking powder biscuits

Chicken a la King: with biscuit topping . with puff pastry . with dumplings

Chicken and Ham a la King
with a Baking Powder Biscuit Topping

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First make the filling. This time we used chicken, ham, béchamel, peas, carrots, onions, bay leaf and sherried mushrooms. (Red peppers are a nice addition as well, but we'd already used them all to make red pepper pate.) Put the filling in a casserole dish and set aside.

a la King © ejm December 2008

Make baking powder biscuits and lay them on top of the filling, leaving small spaces between each biscuit. Bake for about 15 minutes until the topping is golden brown.

a la King © ejm December 2008

Serve immediately.

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a la King © ejm December 2008a la King © ejm December 2008

Serve with a green vegetable. Green beans work really well, but so does steamed broccoli.

a la King © ejm December 2008

Then gild the lily and add some leftover dressing. Dig in!

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Close-up of oatmeal dressing

a la King © ejm December 2008

to recipes from OUR kitchen: traditional buttermilk baking powder biscuits ~ Roast Chicken (or Turkey) with Oatmeal Dressing

to blog from OUR kitchen: leftovers are the best part of Christmas dinner ~ chicken and ham a la king ~ fried chicken and biscuits ~ yeasted baking powder biscuits!! ~ Dumplings, the right way


Chicken and Ham a la King
with puff pastry

For this a la king, we used a combination of fresh mushrooms and dried portobello mushrooms that had been presoaked in a little boiling water then sliced.

chicken a la King on puff pastry © ejm December 2009

It turns out that puff pastry is insanely easy to make. Look at all those layers!!

puff pastry © ejm December 2009

We had a lot of vegetables left over from Christmas dinner - peas, carrots and green beans. To make sure they didn't get overstewed, we made the bechamel and mixed it with the chicken ham and mushrooms first. Then we added the vegetables at the last minute and re-cooked them just long enough to heat them up.

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a la King © ejm December 2009

Chicken and ham a la King on puff pastry is wonderful!

chicken a la King on puff pastry © ejm December 2009

Chicken a la King
with dumplings

These dumplings are not conventional dumplings because they are baked in the oven rather than steamed on the stovetop. They're wonderful because they are crusty on top but soft and dumpling-like on the bottom. The "a la King" was not conventional either. We decided not to include any milk and substituted leeks for peas. It was easily as delicious as regular a la King.

a la King © ejm October 2014
a la King © ejm October 2014

Chicken a la King: with biscuit topping . with puff pastry . with dumplings





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