Creamed Chicken

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups whole milk, divided
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
1 teaspoon butter
1 (10-ounce) package roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooked rice, if desired

Lightly spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a
knife. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in 1 3/4 cups milk. Cook for 4 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Add peas, sage, butter, and chicken, stirring to combine. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in juice and pepper. Serve over rice, if desired.