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.


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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

How to Make Chicken A La King, Yummy Comfort Food


  1. Gather and prep all of your ingredients.
  2. Chef’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.
  3. Add the butter to a sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. When the butter stops foaming, add the onions, mushrooms, and celery.
  5. Sauté until the veggies are tender and just starting to crisp.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low, and then add the flour, and stir to incorporate.
  7. Add the milk, and chicken stock and continue to stir until fully incorporated.
  8. Add the other dry spices, salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, and season the dish to taste.
  9. Keep 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).
  10. Add the cubed chicken and peas, and return the pan to a light simmer.
  11. Chef’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.
  12. Continue to simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  13. Serve over toast, good homemade biscuits, or my Wholesome Cheddar Waffles… or whatever you choose. Enjoy.
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Chicken A La King, Yummy Comfort Food

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

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