I've learned this recipe from my mom. She used to cook this for us when we're tired of eating chicken adobo and fried chicken. I've updated her recipe a little bit. First, I'm going to share the recipe for the Chicken ala King, then how to make it into cups. It became a Chicken ala King Cups since puff pastry was not readily available before; and we just made use of slices of loaf bread and muffin tray.
If you're avoiding rice and just limiting yourself to bread, this is the right viand for you. Kids will love this new way of serving food to them. You can even ask your kids to help you in preparing this one. It will be a lot of fun.
Actually, my son, Joaqui, helped me in preparing the Chicken ala King Cups. He loved grating the cheese, brushing the bread with butter and sprinkling the cheese on top.
Chicken ala King
500 grams chicken breast fillet, cut into cubes
1 big carrot, cubed
2 medium size potatoes, cubed
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup frozen green peas
1 soup pack of Cream of Chicken dissolved in 1 1/2 cups of water or 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola/olive/vegetable oil
- Heat a medium size skillet over medium fire. Once the pan is hot, put the butter and oil.
- Saute the garlic and onion until translucent and fragrant.
- Add in the chicken breast fillet. Season with salt and pepper.
- Once the chicken has changed its color, put the carrots and potatoes in the pan. Saute it for a minute or two.
- Pour the dissolved soup in the pan. Mix well.
- Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Add in the frozen green peas and mix well. Turn off the fire.
- Set aside.
Chicken ala King Cups
1/4 cup melted butter
12 slices of loaf bread
2 cups of cooked Chicken ala King
3/4 cup grated quickmelt cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or you may use a toaster). Grease the muffin pan with melted butter (or you may use individual muffin cups if you don't have a muffin pan).
- Gently put a bread slice in each muffin hole/cup, making it look like a small pot/flower.
- Brush the bread with melted butter.
- Scoop the Chicken ala King (use a medium size ice cream scooper or about 2 tablespoons) into the bread slices.
- Brush the filling with melted butter. Top it with the grated cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. If you're using the toaster, bake for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese melts.