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How to Make Classic Chicken à la King

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Chicken à la King is a dish consisting of diced chicken in a cream sauce, often with sherry, mushrooms, and vegetables, served over rice, noodles, or bread.

Chicken a la King was extremely popular in the 50s and 60s. So popular that you would think it was created during that period, but it was actually created in the late 19th century. History of Chicken à la King.

Now let’s show you How to Make Classic Chicken à la King

Yield: 4 large portions

How to Make Classic Chicken à la King

Chicken à la King is a dish consisting of diced chicken in a cream sauce, mushrooms, and vegetables, served over rice, noodles, or bread.

Chicken à la King is a dish consisting of diced chicken in a
cream sauce, mushrooms, and vegetables served over rice, noodles, or bread.


  • 2 chicken breasts, halved
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tray sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ cups cream
  • Optional: fresh parsley (chopped)


  1. Boil the chicken breasts in the stock in a saucepan with the oregano until cooked.
  2. Cool then slice. Reserve a cup of the stock.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms, and peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and most of the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.
  5. Blend in the flour, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  6. Gradually add the cream, along with the reserved stock, stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened.
  7. Add more chicken stock, if necessary.
  8. Cook for about 2 minutes longer.
  9. Add the chicken and heat through.
  10. Garnish with parsley.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melanie Kramar  from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 

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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 628Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 31gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 194mgSodium 753mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 26g

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