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Chicken a la King

Homemade Chicken a la King is best when made from scratch with tender pieces of chicken smothered in a creamy sauce with mushrooms, peppers and peas.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 431


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken thighs (boneless skinless)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • ¾ cup mini red peppers (diced )
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock (plus extra as needed)
  • 10 ounces fresh green peas (steamed)


  • Heat a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When oil is hot, add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 10-20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set on plate. Loosely tent with foil.
  • Add butter to skillet. Once melted, add onion, mushrooms and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add in flour, stir to prevent burning, and allow to get golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper and whisk in milk and chicken stock. Cook, stirring constantly, until a smooth gravy forms.
  • Bring to a low simmer, stir and cook for 5 minutes. If mixture gets too thick, whisk in a little bit of chicken stock at a time. Meanwhile, chop chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Stir in cooked chicken, as well as any juices from the plate, along with the peas. Cook until warmed through. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm over pasta, rice, puff pastry, biscuits, or toast.


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 829IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg