Chicken a la King, I don't know why but I really love this combo! A lot more than I love creamy chicken with pasta, and that's really saying something.
We hardly cook with "indian" spices too much because MK says he gets a lot of heartburn...basically he bamboozled me. See the first year of marriage he happily ate all the crazy spicy food I made, with a smile and a box of Nexiam by his side with Gaviscon in easy reach. By year 2 however, he became more confident and launched his strategy, kindly saying "let's just eat easy, let's have toasted sandwiches, let's just do Mac n cheese" boy was I relieved that I didn't have to cook full on meals every day, but this sweet, kind, let's do easy meals strategy ruined my tastebuds, now I can barely take spicy things anymore either! Now and again the craving hits but most times, I can't do spice! That does not mean I cannot do heat though, chilli is still my bestie 😍😍. He bamboozled me I tell ya!!
This creamy chicken ticks the boxes for my need for heat and his need for no heartburn spices. So I toast up my spices a bit in a pan with a blob of ghee and add salt, pepper, lemon spice, fresh cut green chilli, chicken spice, onion powder, fresh ground garlic, generous squirt of lemon juice. Make a creamy sauce with milk added in, whisk maizena into some milk and keep aside, add once the milk starts to simmer and make sure you whisk in so no lumpolas appear. Add a tub of fresh cream.
If it gets too thick just keep adding more milk.
Then I add thinly sliced pieces of chicken to cook in the sauce, you can add any white cheeses if you like (I don't like 😆) _
*Optional* Add a sachet of this friggggin amazing Singaporean paste that's called Sambal Ijo (made with chilli, onion and green tomato) ehmargerrrrrddddd it's delicious!! If you don't have it just leave it out, but if you know someone in Singapore or you go there, buy this and keep in your freezer! It's delicious added to stuff! My friend @ishaaaaa._ gave it to me (you met her on Eid night)
Serve with rice or pasta! Top with chopped coriander. This is so yummmmmmola!! It's the bomb dot com people! The bomb dot com! #fehmz #dinspiration #hebamboozledme