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Best Homemade Chicken A La King – Quick and Easy Recipe

Comments : 10 Posted in : Chicken on by : Karen Metz Tags: , ,

This really is the best homemade Chicken a La King that I have ever tried. It has a thick gravy, vegetables that you can variate to your family’s taste, and flavorful, juicy chicken. If you want or need to make this within 30 minutes, there are preps you can do beforehand to make it faster to put on the table. You can also purchase deli roasted chicken from the store.

This recipe serves a lot! I made 16 biscuits and still had sauce leftover. I made some rice for the next day to eat the leftovers with. I fed 9 people plus leftovers! Feel free to cut this recipe in half if you do not need to feed that many people.

Variations and Preps to speed up the cooking process:

  • Chop fresh vegetables ahead of time. Store in refrigerator till ready to use.
  • Roast your chicken ahead of time, cool and chop or shred. Keep in refrigerator till ready to use.
  • Make biscuit dough ahead of time or purchase canned or frozen biscuits.
  • Purchase roasted chicken from the deli of your local grocery store.

Chicken A La King


16 biscuits – Homemade Biscuit is a good recipe.  Or,  6 cups of cooked rice.

1 pound – sliced fresh mushrooms

1 large onion – chopped

3 celery stalks – chopped

1 cup butter

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt – additional salt to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper – additional pepper to taste

4 cups chicken broth

3 cups heavy cream

16 oz bag frozen peas

Roasted chicken – I used 4 thighs and 2 bone-in breasts.

1 – 8-ounce jar diced pimentos – drained


Roast chicken. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place on a cooking sheet. In an oven with a convection roasting selection – choose to roast and heat oven to 400 degrees. Roast

Choosing the “Convection Roast” selection on your oven will create crispy skin and juicy meat on your chicken.


  • for 40 minutes till juices run clear and skin is crisp. Take out of the oven and let cool. Take out the bones and shred or chop meat.  Boneless, skinless chicken breast may be used as well.  Instead of roasting, put seasoned chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 -40 minutes or until juices run clear.  Cut and dice chicken into bite size pieces.






  1. In a large deep skillet, melt butter. Add mushrooms, onion, and celery. Saute till the fresh vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. To the vegetables, sprinkle in the flour, salt, and pepper. While constantly stirring, let the flour cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Slowly add the chicken broth while stirring. The mixture will begin to thicken.
  4. Add in heavy cream. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Add in peas, pimentos and prepared chicken. Cook till peas and chicken are heated through.
  6. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over biscuits or cooked rice.

More Recipes

For more chicken recipes, check out my other links here:

Easy Chicken Salad

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls

Chicken and Vegetable Dinner

Smothered Chicken Breast

Best Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Simple Baked Chicken

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Best Pan-Fried Chicken


Comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome! Put yours in the comment section below.


10 thoughts

  • Danijel
    January 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    hello Karen, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I enjoy eating chicken but honestly, I have never tried this recipe before. My wife will definitely like this just like me, I will show the recipe to her, she will prepare it tomorrow for sure. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe!

    • admin
      January 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Your welcome!  I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did.  Let me know how you like it after you have made it.  

  • Donny
    January 30, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I remember my cousin sister once made me something like this when i visited them.in South Africa. It tasted so good I sometimes fantasize about it but I’m sure she used mayonnaise instead. Would really like to taste this ir looks super nice and I’m sure will taste just the same. Do you have any vegetable you would recommend to replace the green peas, I kinda hate peas but would be okay with anything else. 

    • admin
      January 30, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      You could double up on the celery to replace the peas or you could use any other green vegetable, just make sure it is chopped small…like broccoli.

  • Rhain
    January 30, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    This is definitely a great recipe. The fact that it is easy to implement makes it all the more appealing. I like to try out new recipes a lot and this definitely looks interesting. But I don’t like using chicken broth, I’d prefer to use water. Do you think that would alter the dish in a major way?

    • admin
      January 30, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Water would probably make it bland and I am imagining it tasting a little like flour. I’m not sure why you do not like chicken broth, vegetarian?  If so, you could use a vegetable broth.  I think that would give more flavor than water.  If you do try it with water, let me know how it turns out.

  • MrBiizy
    January 30, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Hello Karen, this Chicken A La King looks very creamy and tempting too. I DON’T joke with chicken; it’s my favourite meat amongst all. I love mushrooms and vegetables too, so this makes this dish awesome. I’d prefer rice to biscuits. The steps are very much easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this perfect delicacy!

    • admin
      January 30, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      Your welcome!  I like mine over rice too but my family likes biscuits.  That is why I made rice for my leftovers.  Plus, when using brown rice it is a bit healthier too.  Let me know if you get a chance to make this dish!

  • shariful islam
    January 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I love making different recipes and I love making them at home.I make different recipes at home and I share them with my family.I want to make this recipe for the best homemade Chicken A La King in my house.Because I and all my family members love to eat fresh vegetables.And I’ll make the Best Homemade Chicken A La King recipe following your recipe, and I hope the recipe is delicious.Will share be a new exprience.

    • admin
      January 30, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Your welcome!  Let me know how it turns out for you.

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