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Ham A La King

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"My mom and I used to have a catering business, and this recipe was a popular choice from our menu. It looks elegant on the plate and always gets rave reviews. Being able to make the sauce a day ahead is a big plus."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bake the pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Dissolve bouillon in water. Gradually add milk and bouillon to the saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the cheese, Worcestershire and mustard; stir until the cheese is melted. Add the ham, peas if desired, olives, pimientos and parsley; heat through. Serve in pastry shells.


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I have been making this recipe for years only adding the ham at my son's request. He his the pickiest eater ever and often requests that I make this. I also add 5 slices of cheese and about 2 ts...

This recipe was really good and I would definitely make it again. I followed the instructions exactly except I did not include the black olives. I just couldn't get my mind around that flavor ...

Excellent! I wasn't sure if I would like the sauce since it called for American cheese, which i despise, but it turned out delicious. I omitted the black olives and parsley (didn't have on hand)...

Did not really love this... had never had Chicken A La King though and so maybe it is a wonderful comparison and A La Kings are just not my taste.