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Chicken Ala King

Old Fashioned

Comfort Food

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Rich creamy Chicken Ala King


4-6 people


Main Course

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


This classic rich and creamy chicken ala king is the ultimate comforting food made with juicy tender chicken and creamy sauce served over rice or bread perfect for those busy weeknights.

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Best old fashioned chicken ala king

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4 cups cooked chicken, chopped (any rotisserie or leftover chicken) 1/2 cup butter, salted 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium

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1/3 cup heavy creamy

1 1/2 cups milk

2 egg yolks

1 cup pimientos, chopped, drained

1 cup frozen peas

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Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the block of the butter and let it melt.

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Once completely melted, add in sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes or until softened.

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Add flour and stir well with the mushroom and cook for a little longer so that the raw flavor of the flour is gone.

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Pour in milk and chicken broth and bring the sauce to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

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Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add egg yolks with heavy cream and whisk well. Ladle out about half a cup of the boiling sauce and add it to the bowl. Mix well.

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Pour this mixture from the bowl into the saucepan and cook for 2-3 minutes. stirring continuously.

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Add cooked chicken, pimientos, frozen peas and stir for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Done! Serve immediately over toast, plain rice, pasta or biscuits.

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Quick Tip1

You use any rotisserie or leftover chicken or use diced boneless, skinless chicken breasts – Season with salt and pepper, saute them in a pan or until cooked and tender.

Quick Tip 2

1. For mushrooms, you can use diced carrots, frozen corn, and chopped green beans or onions and celery. 2. Use half and half instead of heavy cream. 3. You can also add sauteed onions or pearl onions.

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Serve it over a bed of plain rice or brown rice, you can also serve it over biscuits, pasta, toast or puff pastry.