Delicious and Easy Chicken a la King Recipe

Chicken a la King is a timeless classic that never fails to delight the entire family. Its creamy sauce and combination of cooked vegetables, chicken, and mushrooms create a comforting dish that has stood the test of time. And the best part? It comes together in under 25 minutes, making it perfect for a quick and delicious meal.

Chicken ala King

Simple and Straightforward

Creating a classic Chicken a la King doesn’t have to be complicated. While the original recipe often involves making a creamy sauce from scratch, my version takes a shortcut that makes it even easier and quicker to prepare. By using cans of condensed cream soup, you can achieve a velvety texture with fewer ingredients.

Serve this rich and decadent dish over rice, noodles, or biscuits. The thick sauce seeps into the food below, ensuring each bite is packed with flavor. You can even use pre-cooked chicken to save time, turning a seemingly fancy dish into a fuss-free favorite.

Eating Chicken ala King

Ingredients for Easy Chicken a la King

  • Cooking oil
  • Red bell pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Italian seasoning
  • Chicken
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken soup)
  • Green peas
  • Heavy cream
  • Ground black pepper (optional garnish)

Tools You’ll Need

  • Large saucepan or skillet
  • Measuring tools
  • Mixing tools

Chicken ala King Process

How to Make Chicken a la King

  1. Sauté and Season: Heat cooking oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the red bell pepper and mushrooms until slightly soft, about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle in the Italian seasoning and mix well.

  2. Simmer: Stir in the shredded chicken, condensed cream soup, and peas. Cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

  3. Stir in Cream: Gradually stir in the heavy cream until well combined. Remove from heat.

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Chicken ala King served with pasta

Storage Tips for Chicken a la King

  • To Store: Allow leftover Chicken a la King to cool to room temperature before storing. Transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-5 days.

  • To Freeze: Leftovers can be frozen for up to 1 month, but be aware that the texture and flavor may slightly change. Thaw the dish in the refrigerator before reheating.

  • To Reheat: It is best to reheat Chicken a la King in a saucepan on the stove over low heat, stirring frequently. If microwaving, pause and stir the dish frequently to ensure even reheating.

Scooping Chicken ala King
Easy Chicken a la King Recipe

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