How To Correctly Make Chicken A La King - Wine Dine With Jeff

October 30, 2020

Have you been looking for an easy and delicious recipe to make? Are you a chicken lover? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then I have the perfect recipe for you. My Chicken A La King recipe has been a favorite among my friends and dinner guests. 

What You’ll Need To Make Chicken A La King

The ingredients to make Chicken A La King includes:

  • 3 1/2 cups of cooked chicken cubed (leftovers from a baked chicken)
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 8 oz of baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup of diced shallots
  • 1 1/4 cups of diced bell peppers (used red and yellow for the sweetness)
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2 tablespoons of sherry
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Chicken A La King

Step 1:  Add butter to a large skillet on medium heat let melt and then add the sliced mushrooms with salt to release the juices from the mushrooms and cook for just 5 minutes. The mushrooms will not brown, you just want to soften them.

Step 2: Add your diced shallots to the cooked mushrooms and cook for 1 minute.

Step 3: Add the flour stir until you can see no more white flour in the mixture and cook for 5 minutes on medium. 

Step 4: Add your bell peppers and peas stir to combine all ingredients then add your sherry and let cook out for 1 minute. 

Step 5: Slowly add your chicken stock stirring or whisking while you pour the stock into the hot skillet. Turn up the heat to medium high until you start to see it boil then reduce the temperature to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes the stock will thicken up as it simmers. Keep stirring every few minutes.

Step 6: After 15 minutes of cooking add your heavy whipping cream, thyme, nutmeg, cooked chicken and salt and pepper and combine all ingredients and cook for just another 2 minutes until the chicken is heated through.

Step 7: Serve over puffed pastry, rice or pasta and enjoy!

Thank you for taking the time to check out my Chicken A La King recipe. It is absolutely one of my most favorite recipes to make and it is a classic favorite at the dinner table. If you enjoyed making this recipe as much as I have, I encourage you to check out some of my other delicious recipes. Which includes my Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers recipe, Ricotta Gnocchi With Artichoke Lemon and Mint recipe, and my Crispy Coconut Chicken with pineapple salsa gluten-free.