12 servings
Hector Manuel Sanchez

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add mushrooms, and cook until tender, stirring constantly. Remove from saucepan; set aside.

Step 2

Melt 1/3 cup butter in saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add 2½ cups milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in whipping cream and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until cheese melts and mixture is smooth; stir in chicken and ham. Add enough of remaining ½ cup milk for a thinner consistency, if desired. To serve, spoon into shells, and sprinkle with paprika.

Chef's Notes

Creamy Ham-and-Chicken Medley may be served over hot cooked angel hair pasta instead of pastry. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.