Chicken a la King

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    Chicken a La King
    recipe adapted from Recipezaar

    3 tbsp. butter
    6-8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    1-2 tbsp. minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
    2 1/2 tbsp. flour (or 3 tbsp. for a thicker sauce)
    1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
    1 c. canned low sodium chicken broth
    2 tsp. chicken bouillon powder
    1/2 c. heavy cream
    2 c. cubed cooked chopped chicken
    1 c. frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
    1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
    3 tbsp. chopped pimento
    salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

    Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add in mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 6 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add in flour and cayenne (if using) and stir for 1 minute.

    Slowly add in broth and bouillon powder; cook stirring until thickened. Add in heavy cream, chicken and thawed mixed vegetables; simmer stirring for 5-6 minutes. Mix in grated Parmesan cheese and pimento, and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.

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