Chicken à la King

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Ingredients for two large, or four small portions:


6 tablespoon unsalted butter


1/2 pound sliced mushrooms


2 large shallots, minced


1 cup diced sweet bell peppers


salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1/3 cup to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, depending on how thick you want it


1/4 cup dry sherry (there is no substitute, except maybe a little splash of a mild, sweeter vinegar)


3 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth


pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


pinch of cayenne pepper


2 teaspoons fresh thyme


1 tablespoon Italian parsley


1/3 cup creme fraiche or heavy cream


4 cups cubed roasted chicken


fresh chives to garnish


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