Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creamy Chicken Goodness or The Ultimate Comfort Food

I randomly tried this recipe last week and it was, in a word, AWESOME. It may not be, uh, good for the body (as in healthy) but, oh mama!, it is great for the soul. Plus it involves 'whisking' and 'thickening of sauces' so you feel like a real chef.

6 T. butter
6 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 c. chicken stock
1 c. cream or whole milk (I used whole milk)
1c. cut up, cooked chicken

1. melt butter in skillet over low heat
2. Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper
3. Cook over low heat until bubbling.
4. Remove from heat and slowly stir in chicken stock and milk.
5. Return to heat and slowing bring to boil stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. DO NOT PANIC. The stuff will be super watery for a very long time. It WILL thicken, just keep stirring.
6. Stir in cooked chicken and simmer until everything is warm.
7. Serve over rice or bread


  1. Sounds decadent!!!! I will definitely be trying this. How long did it take?

  2. Oh man. This looks good. Recipes like this make me irritated about being Jewish. Hmph. :)

  3. @ Erin -- the whole shabang from start to finish took about 30 minutes . ..? Give or take . . .
    @ Carla - uh . . . sorry? I'm not sure what the appropriate response is. It's probably not, "yeah, you're really missing out." Maybe you could try it with tofu?

  4. @ Joslyne - you crack me up. How about "You're a moron for following some arcane religious rules about eating that don't make sense anyway?" That seems like a reasonable response to me. :)

  5. @Carla -- I looked at the meals in my repertoire, and my first thought was, "Carla can't eat most of these...." I never realized how much pork and dairy+meat dishes that I eat!