Chicken a la King


Chicken a la king is easy and elegant. It's a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Green pepper and red pimientos make this a pretty dish to serve at Christmas or anytime. Serve over cooked rice, toast, or noodles. Can be made ahead and reheated.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained, liquid reserved

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 ¼ cups hot water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chicken bouillon powder

  • 4 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped

  • 4 ounces chopped pimento


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add drained mushrooms and bell pepper and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in flour, salt, and black pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly.

  3. Stir in milk, water, bouillon, and reserved mushroom liquid. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute.

  4. Stir in chicken and pimento and heat through.

    overhead view of Chicken A La King on a blue plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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