Recipe

Yummy Creamy Chicken

This dish is just that: a yummy, creamy chicken dish that can be served lots of different ways.  Try yours on top of cooked white rice, pasta, or egg noodles, or even on top of split, freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.  Mmmm.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Yummy Creamy Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3 to 4 breast halves)
  • 1 tablespoon Baby Bam
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen green peas

Directions

  • On the cutting board, cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place in a mixing bowl and toss with the Baby Bam. Wash your hands, the knife, and the cutting board well with warm, soapy water before proceeding.

  • Heat the oil until very hot but not smoking in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.

  • Using a long-handled spoon or tongs carefully add half of the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes.  Remove browned chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside on the plate.  Repeat with the remaining chicken.  Once the second batch of chicken is almost done, return the first batch to the pot and add the onion, bell peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, salt, and ground pepper, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  • Add the chicken broth and milk. Stir well and bring to a boil.

  • Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

  • Add the peas and stir well and simmer for 5 minutes longer.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove from the heat and serve.

  • For a really kicked-up presentation, serve this inside some baked puff-pastry shellsóyou can find these in the freezer section of most supermarkets. Just follow the directions on the box and fill the pastry with some Yummy Creamy Chicken!

  • Makes about 1 1/2 quarts filling