Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mount Kilimanjaro

The recipe for this yummy goodness came from Esther Wilhelm years ago and I have used it for many group dinners. Today I made it for a birthday lunch and it was voted "best comfort food" that they've had in a long time. It's really a fun, refreshing and always delicious dish because you can top it with whatever pleases your taste buds!

The recipe is for a larger group so if I'm making it for just our family I usually make a half batch.

3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery salt
2 tsp. curry powder (or to taste)
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. milk
4 cooked chicken breasts, cut into small pieces or meat from a store roasted chicken
cooked rice (to put sauce over)

Melt butter and remove from heat.
Stir in flour and salts.
Return to heat and slowly stir in broth and milk until all is smooth.
Cook over low heat until bubbly.
Add curry powder and cooked chicken and cook over low heat until ready to serve.

Toppings (all these are chopped or diced to your liking):
mandarin oranges
green pepper
lightly salted peanuts
coconut flakes (which is the snow that tops Mount Kilimanjaro!)
*you can add more toppings these are just the ones that I always have ready to offer.



Joc said...

My mom makes something that sounds just like this, and it so, so, so good! Thanks for posting this, I had completely forgotten about this meal!

shanna said...

I think I'm coming over next time you make this Tab.

Tabitha said...

I wish you would, Shanna! :) I would make it every week if that meant you would come on up here that often!