We updated chicken à la king with an infusion of Southeast Asian flavours. Instead of serving it up in stodgy pastry, we substituted stylish, crisp phyllo triangles on the side. You can make the filling a day or two ahead and reheat for stress-free dining.
Prepare recipe up to the point of adding green onions and coriander. Don’t overcook chicken. Immediately refrigerate, uncovered. Once cool, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Reheat chicken in a saucepan set over medium heat. Stir frequently until mixture is just hot, from 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in green onions and coriander. Taste, then stir in chili-garlic sauce and sake, sherry or lime juice, if using.