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Chicken A La King is a simple, one pan meal that is loaded with tasty flavors from green and red peppers, mushrooms, simple seasonings and chicken. This dish is a family loved classic that is sure to become a favorite in your home as well.

puff pastry circle over creamy chicken a la king
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Easy Chicken A La King

This recipe for easy chicken a la king is made in one pan and comes together quickly. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or spoil your family with this dish for Sunday dinner.

Picture tender pieces of chicken, sautéed to perfection, mixed with a medley of colorful bell peppers and mushrooms. All of this goodness is in a velvety, savory sauce that’s a harmonious blend of cream, broth, and a hint of spice.

Whether served over fluffy rice, toast, on top of a buttery biscuit or nestled in a golden puff pastry shell. Chicken a la king transforms a regular evening into a delightful family feast, leaving everyone with smiles and satisfied cravings. Get ready to savor each spoonful of this timeless, classic favorite!

green, red peppers with mushrooms and onions cooked in a cast iron pan
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How to Make Recipe for Chicken A La King

Just look at that pan full of colorful, delicious veggies. Let’s walk through the simple steps of how to make this Chicken A La King recipe.

  • First, in a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter and then add in the diced green pepper, red pepper, onions and mushrooms. Season the vegetables with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Cook and stir the vegetables for 4-5 minutes, until tender.
mushrooms, red, green peppers and chicken in a chicken broth mixture in a cast iron pan
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  • Next, add in the flour and stir until all of the vegetables are coated
  • Pour in the chicken broth and milk, stirring constantly until the sauce begins to thicken. It is okay if it starts to boil, just continue stirring to keep it smooth.
chicken a la king with green, red peppers and mushrooms topped with a puff pastry circle
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  • Lastly, add in the shredded chicken and stir until combined and heated through.
creamy sauce with chicken, red,green peppers with puff pastry circles
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How to Serve Chicken A La King

Chicken a la king has a gravy-like texture that is easy to eat just like a soup with a bowl and a spoon, but honestly it is so much better served over rice, a piece of buttered toast, biscuits or a piece of puff pastry.

To make the puff pastry circles, roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut into circles with a cookie cutter or the edge of a drinking glass. Place the puff pastry onto a baking sheet and bake at 425º F for 15-20 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.

chicken, red, green peppers, mushrooms in a gravy sauce in a cast iron pan
Image: Sarah Alvord

Chicken A La King Recipe

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Chicken A La King

Chicken A La King is a simple, one pan meal that is loaded with tasty flavors from green and red peppers, mushrooms, simple seasonings and chicken.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, Chicken Recipes
Keyword: Chicken A La King
Servings: 8
Calories: 166kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2-3 cups chicken shredded
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter and add in the diced green pepper, red pepper, onion and mushrooms, season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Cook and stir until browned.
  • Mix in the flour and stir until combined.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and milk stirring constantly until the sauce thickens
  • Add in the chicken and heat through
  • Serve over rice, toast, biscuits or puff pastry

Notes

  • Nutrition Facts are just an estimate
  • This recipe is so easy to incorporate more vegetables like, frozen peas, carrots and even celery

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
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Chicken A La King is a simple, one pan meal that is loaded with tasty flavors from green and red peppers, mushrooms, simple seasonings and chicken. This dish is a family loved classic that is sure to become a favorite in your home as well.

chicken a la king topped with puffed pastry

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