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Chicken Ala King

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Chicken Ala King

Discover the perfect recipe for Chicken Ala King with a creamy, savory twist. Learn how to prepare this classic dish with simple ingredients in minutes.

Chicken Ala King


  • ¼ pound butter

  • 1 small onion diced

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken meat

  • 1 green pepper, medium dice

  • 1-cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1-cup all-purpose flour

  • 1-cup heavy cream

  • 2-Tablespoons pimientos

  • 2-Tablespoons chicken base

  • 1-Tablespoons poultry seasoning

  • Water as needed

  • Salt and pepper along the way


  1. Dice the chicken, pepper, and onion, then slice the mushrooms and set each aside in separate vessels.

  2. Measure the flour set aside.

  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the pepper, onion, and mushrooms, and sweat until semi-soft.

  4. Add the chicken and continue to sauté.

  5. When everything in the pan is hot, add the flour over everything and make a roux using the Singer method.

  6. Add the cream and continue to stir with a whisk until the mixture begins to thicken.

  7. Add water to the mixture until it reaches gravy consistency, continuing to stir and adding salt and pepper as needed

  8. Add the drained pimientos, poultry seasoning, and the chicken stock while continuing to stir.

  9. Turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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