Chicken Ala King and Spaghetti Squash-
Before I get started with today’s recipe. I want to mention the new look of Katherines Corner. Many of you know that I create blog makeovers , blog art and that I also provide blog styling at Blog Art By Katherine. But, I often overlook my own blog while I am working on others. Because of my birthday break I made a few little changes here. Okay, now it’s time for some yummy comfort food I hope you enjoy my spaghetti squash trick and the chicken a la king too. Okay lets eat!
What You Need
1 1/2 Lbs. Chicken breast (boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces)
3/4 Cup flour (reserve 1/4 cup of flour)
3 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 Lb. white mushrooms (sliced)
1/2 Cup celery ( diced)
1/2Cup carrots (peeled and diced)
3/4 tsp. Pepper
1 Cup chicken broth
1 Cup milk (you can add more if you like the sauce thinner)
1/4 Cup white onion (chopped)
1/2 Cup chopped scallions
Medium size bowl
Before You Start separate out 1 tbsp. of olive oil and pour flour in bowl.
Lets Make It! lightly coat chicken with four. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned (about 2 to 4 minutes). Transfer the chicken to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining olive oil to the pan. Add onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are softened (and starting to brown) Add chicken broth and bring to a boil and continue cooking and stir to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes.
Whisk milk into the reserved flour until smooth. Stir the mixture into the pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Stir in the chicken and return to a simmer. Reduce heat to low simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through ( 5 minutes) .
Spaghetti Squash Quick Cooking Trick- make it in the microwave!
I made spaghetti squash too. Did you know you can make spaghetti squash in your microwave oven? It tastes just as delicious as if you had baked in in the oven for 2 hours!
Cut the squash in half, take out the inside bits and seeds. Add a dollop or three of butter and a pinch of salt and sprinkle of pepper. Place in a microwave safe dish and cover with plastic wrap and cook for about 8-15 minutes ( depending on the size). Scrape the squash out with a fork and serve!
Have you ever made spaghetti squash in the microwave?