Chicken ala King – creamy sauce with chunks of chicken and veggies, served over hot biscuits. A comforting dinner recipe!
Since I’ve posted several dessert recipes recently, I thought I’d better steer away from sugar and share something a little more healthy. I got this recipe for Chicken ala King from my good friend Judy a few years ago, and my family loves it!
Unlike other chicken ala king recipes I’ve tried, this one has a homemade sauce instead of cream of chicken soup. It is scrumptious!
My family likes it best served with homemade biscuits, but you can also serve it over toast or pie crust if you prefer. I have my boys cook dinner on Sunday, and this is the meal my 12 year old picked a few weeks ago. He even made the biscuits!
This is a great weeknight meal, and if you have leftover chicken, it comes together even faster! Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.
How to make Chicken Ala King
- chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- dry minced onion
- cooked chicken
- green pepper
- diced pimentos
- frozen peas and carrots
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour, then broth and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat till thick and smooth. Make sure you boil for at least one minute to remove the flour taste. Add remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve over toast, pie crust, or biscuits.
Kitchen tools for Chicken A La King:
Heavy Saucepan – when cooking sauces with milk, you don’t want them to scorch, so a sturdy saucepan is a must. I’ve had my Farberware saucepans for over 20 years.
Spiral Whisk – This recipe requires a bit of cooking and stirring, and a great whisk is a must. I love using spiral whisks when I’m making sauce. They get into the edges of the pan, and make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
MORE TASTY CHICKEN RECIPES:
Chicken A La King Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dry minced onion
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup diced green pepper
- 2 Tbsp diced pimentos
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
- Melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour, then broth and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat till thick and smooth. Make sure you boil for at least one minute to remove the flour taste.
- Add remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve over toast, pie crust, or biscuits.
See all my CHICKEN RECIPES.