Chicken a la King Recipe

Pair this creamy chicken dish with rice, pasta, or bread.
Creamy chicken ala king on a plate

Chicken a la king is made up of chicken breast cooked in a luscious cream sauce, and flavored with fresh mushrooms and bell peppers. You can serve it over rice, pasta, or crusty bread. You can also use it as a filling for homemade empanadas! 

Chicken a la King Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Pair this creamy chicken dish with rice, pasta, or bread.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 3 to 4


Chicken a la King Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 250-ml pack All-purpose cream
  • 400 Grams Chicken Breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cups button mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 cups bell pepper red and green, cubed
  • 1/4 Cup water or as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • lemon juice Optional


  • Heat butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, and bay leaf. Add flour and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cream and mix well.
  • Add chicken, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Water may be added to thin out the sauce, if necessary. Season to taste. Squeeze in some lemon juice while off of the heat if desired. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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