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Chicken a la king

I remember loving it as a kid.

I don’t hear about it anymore.

What exactly was it?

by Anonymousreply 5121 hours ago

We never had it. But I would have wanted Chicken a la Queen.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 2:32 PM

How do you remember loving it, but you don’t know what it was?

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 2:33 PM

If only there was some way to find recipes for food that you know the name of.......

by Anonymousreply 3Last Friday at 2:34 PM

^ lol

by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 2:38 PM

IIRC it was a creamy chicken sauce (white roux based) with peas, red peppers etc and you'd serve it on rice.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 2:39 PM

I remember it being sort of a lazy man's chicken pot pie - at least in the South where I grew up. Rather than going to the trouble and difficulty of making pastry, you just prepared the pot pie "filling" as usual (and I think added diced red peppers as well) and then served it over toast points. Quite tasty if memory serves. I think I last ate it around age 12 or so.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 2:47 PM

I made it once for my ungrateful niece, but she thumbed her nose at it.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 2:55 PM

What about Chicken Divan?

by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 2:58 PM

Betty Crocker seems like a good source for a Chicken a la King recipe.

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 2:58 PM

Does it involve Campbell's cream of mushroom soup? Every chicken dish my mother made involved Campbell's cream of mushroom soup.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 2:58 PM

We had store bought vol-au-vent pastries filled with leftover chicken mixed with Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup and frozen peas. It was the paternal grandparents' way of appeasing my mother.. mum was right. They were nasty, violent people.

They both spanked my little sister for making an ALL MY CHILDREN book, about 4 pages of coloured construction paper. She ran around their house singinging, da da da, da da, da da da da da------da da DAAAA, da da da da da da., and opening her made up book.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 3:01 PM

R1 Even for most of the blokes on DL, Chicken a la Queen seems apropos. You made me laugh, Cheers!

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 3:07 PM

I thought it was creamy chicken over toast or biscuits

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 3:20 PM

Is it the same as shit on a shingle?

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 3:25 PM

I believe it was made of the bones of King Chickens, which came from the Pacific Island but were made extinct by environmental degradation & and being hunted by starving, roving headhunters.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 3:31 PM

Chicken a la king.

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 3:32 PM

It was gross, OP.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 3:53 PM

r14, Shit on a shingle is another, earthier, name for chipped beef on toast (which I just had for dinner two nights ago).

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 4:31 PM

It’s chicken & vegetables in white sauce. Horrifying!

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 4:33 PM

[quote]What about Chicken Divan?

R8, Chicken Divan is a chicken casserole usually served with broccoli and Mornay sauce.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 4:45 PM

Is this food The Poors eat? Is it peasant food?

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 4:51 PM

pft, that's fancy poor people food. tuna pea wiggle or bust.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 4:55 PM

My father said it was served at birthday parties when he was a kid in the 30s/40s.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 4:59 PM

I look down my nose at eat. I only eat Noodles Romanov.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 5:00 PM

Is this food The Poors eat? Is it peasant food?

Yes, it is. Also those who enjoy good comfort food and don't mind admitting it, r21.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 5:01 PM

It’s what we used to call “leftovers.” Take leftover chicken & vegetables, dice a red pepper and make a sauce, throw it all together over rice, You can do it with leftover turkey as well.

My mother would make “chicken chow mein” as well. Leftover chicken, add celery, onion, gravy master, flour & pour over rice.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 5:13 PM

Done in by institutional versions. I only ever saw it school cafeterias. I didn’t remember anyone actually eating it in the real world.

Sometimes served on biscuits.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 5:19 PM

Do American families have “leftovers” anymore? Food cooked from scratch, served to the family for dinner & then hav8ng enough leftover for another family meal with the addition of a chopped vegetable or two?

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 5:22 PM

I remember they used to come in frozen bags that you had to boil - guaranteeing getting burned in the process.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 5:38 PM

I really like comfort food, some from growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Since I prepare all of the food I eat, I like simple. I call the meal Chicken In Gravy. I get a rotisserie chicken at the store each week. The legs and wings are for snacks. I cut up the breasts into small chunks, make a packet’s worth of chicken gravy and mix them together. That gets spread over freshly made mashed potatoes. Add some peas and carrots or mixed vegetables. My dog prefers the carrots and peas mixed in with hers. Yes, it’s her favorite food, too.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 5:51 PM

I'm from the South and it was served over cornbread instead of rice. It was delish.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 5:54 PM

It was a perfect food to be served from a chafing dish (remember those?) Properly prepared, it would always include a bit of sherry, which definitely elevated the otherwise humble dish.

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by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 6:16 PM

r32 Definitely the sherry.

The red peppers referred to by above posters were supposed to be jarred, chopped pimentos(Dromedary brand, IIRC) God forbid anything as outre as an actual fresh red pepper.

Toast points, or patty shells(vol-au-vents) de rigueur.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 7:14 PM

R27, that's one of my biggest pet peeves with frau cooking blogs. They're always touting this "leftover rotisserie chicken" in their recipes and lamenting how they are feeding a family of four with it for a week.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 11:00 PM

R11 Did you get spanked for your Dynasty booklet? The image that conjured up of your sister has me crying with laughter! You made my day with your comment!

by Anonymousreply 35Last Saturday at 12:44 AM

r29 My father bought me special, non-sharp-edged tongs for taking those bags out of the boiling water.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Saturday at 1:07 AM

R36 - I didn't mean getting burned in getting the pouch out of the boiling water. (Lucky you for having tongs, although I used two tablespoons which worked as well).

I'm talking about cutting the bag open with scissors and subsequently experiencing the heat escaping from the bag.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Saturday at 4:51 AM

Comfort food that wasn't too complex but hearty and filling. All good.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Saturday at 4:57 AM

[quote] tuna pea wiggle

Now this I want to hear about.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Saturday at 5:05 AM

[quote] My father bought me special, non-sharp-edged tongs

The fuck kind of tongs did you have before that were sharp?!

by Anonymousreply 40Last Saturday at 5:05 AM

Something like these, r40 (it's been a while). They would tear the bag, so my father had me use a different set.

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Saturday at 5:08 AM

Don King

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Saturday at 5:21 AM

Chicken

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by Anonymousreply 43Last Saturday at 5:21 AM

I like chicken scallo-pee-pee.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Saturday at 5:24 AM

All the W&Ws for R7.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Saturday at 9:52 AM

I kind of miss the boil in bag meals to be honest. They cooked way more evenly than microwaving. I think there was also a sliced beef in gravy one too. I could see them making a comeback, with more premium ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 10:44 PM

Foods that taste like 1973!

by Anonymousreply 47Yesterday at 2:24 AM

Does it even exist anymore? I remember it being delicious

by Anonymousreply 48a day ago

Why do so many add green peas to CalaK?

by Anonymousreply 49a day ago

for you r39! I actually remember loving this. sometimes my nan would throw it in a pie crust for pot pie

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by Anonymousreply 5021 hours ago

That tuna wiggle stuff reminds me of something my dad used to make. Growing up Catholic, we didn't eat meat on Fridays so there was a lot of improvising with tuna. My dad would make white rice and bechamel. On your plate you'd put the rice, then tuna, then the bechamel on top. It was actually pretty tasty. Better than my mom's tuna noodle casserole.

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