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Easy Chicken a la King Recipe

Easy Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King is a quick and creamy dish made with tender chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, stock, carrots, and peas.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken a la King
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 616kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cups cooked chicken cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter divided
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth more if needed
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup jarred pimientos diced


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of butter and melt.
  • Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and bell pepper, and saute while stirring occasionally, until just tender, for about 4-5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter and melt.
  • Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly, until smooth, for about 1 minute.
  • Little by little, whisk in milk and after that chicken broth, if the mixture is too thick, add more broth. Bring to a low simmer, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. If needed, stir in more chicken broth.
  • Stir in the cooked veggies and chicken, also add the frozen peas and diced pimientos. Stir well, so everything is coated in the sauce, and cook until chicken is warmed through. Add more broth if the sauce is too thick. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • Serve over pasta or rice.


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3380IU | Vitamin C: 106.8mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 4.9mg