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Chicken Ala King

Chicken ala King

Creamy and hearty CHICKEN ALA KING is the dish you’ll crave for if you’re looking for an easy cozy dinner. It’s so flavorful that just smelling the mouthwatering aroma of this dish will leave you speechless. This recipe will surely warm your soul with its smooth and silky sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken ala King, chicken dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 - 6
Calories 253kcal
Author Imma


  • Large cast-iron or saucepan


  • 4-6 tablespoons (56g-84g) unsalted butter , divided
  • 8 ounces (226.8g) cremini mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 2 teaspoons (2g) fresh thyme , minced
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) garlic , minced
  • cup (41.67g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half , (½ cup cream and ½ cup milk)
  • 2 ¼ cups (562.5ml) chicken broth
  • 1 rib celery , sliced
  • 2 medium carrots , sliced (about 1-1¼ cup
  • 4 -5 cups (540g-675g) cooked chicken , cut in chunks
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen peas
  • 4 ounces (113.4g) chopped pimento
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) Creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon (4g) fresh parsley , minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a large cast iron or saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in the mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft, about 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Melt an added 2-3 tablespoons butter, followed by all-purpose flour. Stir for about a minute.
  • Then add onions, thyme, and garlic. Cook and stir for about 4-5 minutes, until tender.
  • Gradually pour in half and half and the chicken broth. Stir to fully combine. 
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for about 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbles appear. 
  • Stir in celery and carrots, continue cooking for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Return the sautéed mushrooms back to the pot together with cooked chicken, frozen peas, chopped pimento, Creole seasoning, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the chicken has been heated through.  
  •  Adjust with more broth, salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste. 


  1. You can use any kind of cooked chicken: roasted, fried, baked, boiled, poached, among others. Just make sure the flavors in the chicken aren't that overpowering.
  2. Chicken ala King is best served immediately. But you may also opt to freeze it. Let it cool completely before transferring in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to a month.
  3. Yes, you can switch chicken with tuna. Make sure to use a good quality tuna for this recipe.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 659IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg