Chicken ala King

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Not only is this quick 30-minute meal super easy, but Chicken ala King is delicious too!

This is a delicious chicken dish with fresh veggies simmered in a rich and creamy sauce! Serve this with rice or over biscuits.

Chicken ala King ready to serve

Why We Love this Recipe

Quick: This recipe only takes 30 minutes to put together, start to finish.

Rotisserie chicken really adds to the simplicity of this dish, it’s great for a busy weeknight or to feed a crowd! Substutute leftover ham or turkey if it’s what you have on hand.

Mix it up: Chicken ala King is versatile. It’s traditionally served with puff pastry shells or biscuits, but you can also serve it over rice, egg noodles or even mashed potatoes!

This dish has mushrooms and peas but for some extra color and flavor, add any extra veggies you have!

Chicken ala King ingredients ready to be cooked


The best Chicken ala King uses the freshest of ingredients!

CHICKEN Shredded rotisserie chicken makes this recipe so simple, but feel free to use any chicken you have on hand. Just make sure it’s cooked before stirring into the sauce!

VEGGIES I used fresh mushrooms, onions, peas, and pimentos in this recipe but any veggie will taste wonderful! Colorful peppers, corn, carrots or broccoli will really make this dish pop!

SAUCE Rich & creamy sauce made with chicken stock, seasonings, and cream is one of the best parts of this dish!

Chicken ala King ingredients in a pot with parsley

How to Make Chicken ala King

This recipe is so easy to make, and comes together so quickly!

  1. Saute mushrooms and onions in butter.
  2. Add seasonings (per recipe below) and flour.
  3. Whisk in chicken stock and cream.
  4. Stir in the peas, pimentos, and chicken.

Serve over fresh biscuits and with roasted green beans or oven-roasted asparagus!

Chicken ala King in a bowl

Tips for Perfect Chicken ala King

  • Be sure to cook chicken before adding to pasta if you’re not using rotisserie chicken.
    • Chicken breast, chicken thighs or even tuna are all great substitutions!
  • Freeze Chicken ala King without the rice, pasta, or bread since those items don’t freeze well with sauce added. Instead, ladle the Chicken ala King into zippered bags or an airtight container with the date on it and freeze flat.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Refresh the flavors by adding a little dash of salt and pepper and make new rice, pasta, or fresh bread to serve again!

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Did you make this Chicken ala King? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Chicken ala King in a bowl
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Review Recipe

Chicken ala King

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
This creamy Chicken ala King only takes 30 minutes to prepare!


  • ½ cup butter unsalted
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup petite frozen peas
  • ½ cup pimentos drained and chopped
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken shredded

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  • In a large high sided 12-inch skillet add butter and set over medium-high heat.
  • When the butter is melted, saute mushrooms and onions until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with garlic powder, black pepper, and kosher salt.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir until a paste is formed.
  • While stirring, slowly pour in the chicken stock and half and half. Stir to make sure no chunks of flour remain.
  • Lower the heat to low and stir until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the peas, chopped pimentos, and rotisserie chicken.
  • Serve over pasta, rice, or biscuits.

Recipe Notes

If using chicken breast or thigh, be sure to cook it before adding to sauce! 
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Reheat in microwave or on stovetop. Add salt & pepper to refresh flavors and serve over new rice or pasta. 
To freeze, ladle Chicken ala King into zippered bags or an airtight container with the date on it and freeze flat. Thaw out and reheat using steps above. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 438, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 699mg, Potassium: 554mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1838IU, Vitamin C: 38mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best chicken ala king, best chicken recipes, chicken ala king, how to make chicken ala king
Course Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Chicken ala King with a spoon and writing
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