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Holiday Feast Part 2 - Chicken Ala King

Ok, I know I've been delinquent - I was supposed to post recipes and photos each week but I've been crazy busy I haven't been able to do any writing.  So despite the slight (ahem) delay, I'm posting my other creations.

For now, I'll be talking about my Chicken Ala King.


Okay, I'm not an expert cook but I like experimenting - and being the true Filipino that I am, I love to take an original and turn it into my own creation.  For this recipe, I used a recipe I found on a milk can label/flap and tweaked it a bit to come up with what you see above.

Here's the original recipe courtesy of Alaska Milk (http://milkkitchen.sme.net.ph/?p=70)

Servings: 10-12
Ingredients
24 slices loaf bread
½ cup melted butter
2 tbsp butter or oil
½ cup onions
2 tbsp minced garlic
500 gms diced chicken
¼ cup flour
½ cube chicken cube
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
¼ cup green peas
1 cup Alaska Evaporated Filled Milk
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup grated…

Holiday Feast Part 1 - Balut

For the next coming days, I will be posting photos and recipes of dishes I made during the holidays.  In the Philippines Christmas Eve dinner (Noche Buena) and New Year's Eve dinner (Media Noche) are big celebrations.  Families wait for the strike of midnight to celebrate Christmas/NY and eat until the wee hours of the morning.  Since I visit my dad for the holidays, I only make a few "key" dishes, mostly desserts.  Most of them I picked up from here and there and I customized and there are a couple that I made following the exact recipe.

Let me start off with something that I didn't make but I purchased (just so I can move on to the ones I've made after).  These are Balut.  Don't worry, I won't show gory photos of the actual chic - just the egg :)

Balut is basically duck embryo (and yes, it's the same one they eat on Fear Factor).
I've only started eating balut in July of 2011 when my friends and I were in Boracay.  They said that the Balut in B…