Chicken A La King, Yummy Comfort Food

Andy Anderson !


Chicken A La King is one of those dishes that seems to be reinvented by every family and restaurant. The dish is relatively easy to produce, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge and pantry.

However you make it, it’s best served over some nice homemade biscuits, or possibly my Wholesome Cheddar Waffles. My mom used to serve it to us kids on toast.

So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

Featured Pinch Tips Video

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


2 c
white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 c
yellow onion, chopped, about 4 ounces
1/4 c
celery, chopped, about 2 ounces
2 Tbsp
scallions, chopped
6 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 pinch
cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/8 tsp
ground cumin (optional)
1 c
chicken stock
1 c
milk, whole fat
2 c
chicken, cooked and cubed
1 c
green peas, frozen variety will do nicely


Step 1 Direction Photo

1Gather and prep all of your ingredients.

Step 2 Direction Photo

2Chef’s Note: Some people like their mushrooms with more of a bite to them. If that’s the case quarter them; instead of thinly slicing.

Step 3 Direction Photo

3Add the butter to a sauté pan over medium heat.

Step 4 Direction Photo

4When the butter stops foaming, add the onions, mushrooms, and celery.

Step 5 Direction Photo

5Sauté until the veggies are tender and just starting to crisp.

Step 6 Direction Photo

6Reduce heat to medium low, and then add the flour, and stir to incorporate.

Step 7 Direction Photo

7Add the milk, and chicken stock and continue to stir until fully incorporated.

Step 8 Direction Photo

8Add the other dry spices, salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, and season the dish to taste.

Step 9 Direction Photo

9Keep stirring until you have removed all of the lumps, and it begins to thicken, about 5 to 7 minutes (depending on the heat of the pan).

Step 10 Direction Photo

10Add the cubed chicken and peas, and return the pan to a light simmer.

Step 11 Direction Photo

11Chef’s Note: If you happen to be making this dish around Thanksgiving, and you’re not sure what to do with the leftover turkey… Well, here ya’ go.

Step 12 Direction Photo

12Continue to simmer for an additional 2 minutes.

Step 13 Direction Photo

13Serve over toast, good homemade biscuits, or my Wholesome Cheddar Waffles… or whatever you choose. Enjoy.

Step 14 Direction Photo

14Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy