Chicken Ala King, revisited

Billie Blair


I think Chicken ala King is a wonderful comfort food. It has taken a back seat for too long. So here it is, revisited. This is one of my favorites and I hope it becomes one of yours also.

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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 c
1/2 c
heavy cream
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 small
can mushrooms or 4 ozs. fresh sliced
1/4 c
chopped onions
1/4 c
chopped green bell pepper
1 tsp
chopped garlic
1/3 c
frozen peas
1/4 c
1/4 c
dry sherry
1/2 c
chicken stock or broth
1 tsp
ground thyme
1 tsp
salt and pepper
3 large
egg yolks
1-13 oz
chicken packed in water
1 tsp
chopped parsley
1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice

How to Make Chicken Ala King, revisited


  • 1Melt butter in large saucepan, add mushrooms, onions, peas and bell pepper, cook till softened.
  • 2Add garlic, stir in well and cook a little longer till garlic is mixed in good, add flour and mix in well.
  • 3add the sherry and cook till its gone, have the milk and cream heated before you start all of this and keep it hot,
  • 4Add the heated milk and cream, stir in well, add the chicken stock, and cook until thickened , add the salt, pepper, thyme.
  • 5whisk the egg yolks till frothy, add 1/2 cup of sauce to the egg and beat well, then add it all to the sauce
  • 6continue cooking till all is mixed well, fold broken up chicken, parsley and lemon juice. Mix well and serve.

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About Chicken Ala King, revisited

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy