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

Chicken a la King

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  • 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


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.


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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


  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.


  • 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.