Creamy, savory, and comforting all describe this easy Chicken a la King recipe. A perfect combination of chicken, peas, carrots, celery, and onions in a creamy flavorful gravy. This easy dinner recipe is perfect served over biscuits like shown in my recipe or over rice or mashed potatoes. No matter how you serve it, it’s delicious and filling.

Chicken Ala King on a plate with a bite on a fork.

I love easy, simple recipes that are comforting, delicious, and filling, and this super easy Chicken Ala King defines all of these. I think you’ll agree once you make it.

Some foods are simply good ‘ole comfort foods, like this classic Chicken a la King. It’s also so versatile. Some people add mushrooms and peppers. I don’t, but you do your own thing. This creamy concoction can be served over biscuits as I did here, or over pasta, rice, toast, or mashed potatoes. Pick your preference.

If you do want to serve it over biscuits, you don’t need a flaky biscuit recipe with lots of flaky layers. You simply need a soft biscuit recipe. Here is my super quick and easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits recipe, if you need a good biscuit recipe to complement this recipe.

Chicken a la King Ingredients

  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas & carrots, mixed
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
Chicken a la king.

How to make Chicken a la King

  1. Melt the butter in a dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery, and saute over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes or until the onion and celery are tender.
  2. Meantime, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Once the onion and celery are tender, sprinkle the flour mixture over them and stir for 1 minute until the flour has time to cook out.  Add the chicken broth one cup at a time, while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the peas and half & half. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for an additional minute.
  4. Serve immediately over warm biscuits, or your favorite rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.
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Chicken Ala King on a plate with a bite on a fork.

Chicken a la King

  • Author: Cindy @mycountrytable
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Chicken a la King is so easy to make and it’s a comforting, filling meal. So good over biscuits, rice, pasta, or toast. It’s delicious no matter how you serve it.


Ingredients

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  • Biscuits (here is a very quick & easy drop biscuit recipe).
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas & carrots, mixed
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery, and saute over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes or until the onion and celery are tender.
  2. Meantime, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Once the onion and celery are tender, sprinkle the flour mixture over them and stir for 1 minute until the flour has time to cook out.  Add the chicken broth one cup at a time, while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the peas and half & half. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for an additional minute.
  4. Serve immediately over warm biscuits, or your favorite rice or pasta.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • The chicken and cream sauce can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • You can use any type of cooked chicken in this recipe. I cooked my own skinless chicken breasts in the oven and cut them into chunks, but you can use any leftover cooked chicken. 

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