Chicken a la king is made with chicken, butter, mushrooms and a few other ingredients. This easy recipe will allow you to rustle up a scrumptious dinner – which can be served with rice and perhaps a fresh side salad – in no time at all.
Chicken a la King
A comforting, creamy family dinner recipe, always a favourite with the kids!
- 375g left over chicken or 4 cooked chicken joints
- 1 green pepper – halved, deseeded and shredded
- 1 cup button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
- 1 rounded tbsp of flour (Maizena)
- 60g butter
- 150ml milk
- 1 tsp salt
- freshly milled black pepper
- 150ml cream
- 250ml chicken stock
- Remove any skin and bones and cut the chicken flesh into chunky pieces.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan.
- Add the prepared green pepper and sautÃ© gently for five minutes to soften.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and fry for a further few minutes.
- Draw the pan off the heat and stir in the flour.
- Gradually stir in chicken stock and then the milk.
- Replace the pan over the heat and cook until the mixture thickens and comes to the boil, stirring all the time.
- Add the cream and stir through.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the pieces of chicken and heat through gently.
When does the cream go in,no mention is made of it in the method?
Hi Leanie, thanks for picking this up, you can stir it in at the end and heat through.
What flour do I use?
I used this recipe as a pie filling – extraordinarily good 🙂 yum, yum
hi! Wat type of cream should i use?
Use cooking cream – long-life or fresh is fine.
Dear Leanie – point 8 says -Add the cream and stir through.
to Fionn – I will certainly try it as a pie filling
And Louise – THANK YOU for this recipe – Lovely!!!! I made it with Jasmine rice and both my children ate their whole portion.
Made this last night for my husband and MIL and they loved it! I left the milk out and used 250ml of fresh cream…Delicious!
The first time i made this i used the salt as recommended – thought it was nice but just a bit salty (using the bacon and chicken stock). The second time i made it i left out the salt completely – WOW!!! what a difference – it was absolutely delectable!! Definate 5 stars!!
This is great in baked puff pastry shells like the one’s Pepperidge Farm’s make. Just fill them until they are running over. It makes a nice presentation.
Wow! This meal was sooo delicious! I recommend pairing it with basmati rice. Mmmm 🙂
I tried the recipe and everyone who ate it could not stop appreciating the meal. Thanks for the tasteful and easy recipe. Will do it in the near future.
What type of cream must I uses
Cooking cream – buy from the supermarket.
I think there is too much sauce for the Chicken A la king. It is more like soup. Very nice but maybe we need to use our disgression how much liquid
I agree with Ruth – this is way too much sauce. Is there a reason why we are using milk and cream? Is it best with only cream?
Try the following : Follow recipe and try the following changes: no milk only cream, use w/wine to taste, not to much liquid, replace peppers with 3 x leeks & halve onion, add Dijon mustard 3-4 tbs, 1 tbs English mustard…BIG BROWN MUSHROOMS CUT ALSO WORKS WELL! DELISH!
what if we added Dijon mustard? thoughts?
I’ve never tried adding mustard to a chicken a la king…let me know the outcome please if you do try it.
Is milled black pepper the same as the ordinary black pepper, what is the difference between the two.
A dash of nutmeg also adds a lovely dimension to the chicken ala king recipe
Louise, I added Dijon, and it was wonderful…gave it just enough of an oomph without completely changing the taste. I added it to the butter, before adding the chicken and vegetables…I also stirred a bit into the cream sauce, while it was simmering. I would highly recommend it 🙂
Lovely easy recipe!
Awesome recipe, love it!
very nice food
Great recipe,easy to make and tasty.
The simplest and The best chicken a la king recipe I have tried! Thank you!
I added bacon, as I do to every chicken dish I make, and it is one of my favorite winter meals. I live in China, and my Chinese friends love this dish.
Definitely trying this recipe for supper. Sounds simple and quick.
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