Chicken A La King

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings


Hearty and comforting, Chicken à la King goes equally well over pasta or rice. A healthy alternative to fried chicken.


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup (about 3 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimiento (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry (optional)
  • 8 refrigerated biscuits, prepared according to package directions


MELT butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, salt and paprika. Gradually add evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.

WHISK 1 cup thickened sauce into egg yolks; pour into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in chicken, pimiento and sherry. Heat through.

SERVE immediately over hot biscuits.

Chicken A La Wonderful

by D. Dori , Westlake, Oh on Sep. 2009

A great taste experience. I followed recipe completely and added peas and a little saesoned salt but wonderful color and texture all around great meal. Very filling and satisfying. My husband even loved it, thats says everything all in itself. Thank you for sharing.

Chicken A La King

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jun. 2009

One of my families favorite comfort foods.

Very Bland

by M. Margaret , Plainfield, IN on Jun. 2009

I found this receipe very bland, it also took a very long time for the sauce to thicken, over 30 minutes, on med heat using my new pans. My husband would not eat this again and he would eat anything. It might work if it had more seasonings.

chicken a la yummy

by h. heidi , , cleveland ohio on Apr. 2009

my grandson TYLER is beyond being a pickey eater. he loved it. he said it's the best.

Another Spectacular Recipe

by J. John , PARKERSBURG, WV on Jun. 2008

This is so delicious. I added a half cup of frozen peas when I had added the chicken and even added more great taste to it that it already had. All the recipes that I have tried from Very Best Baking .com have been spectacular. Thanks Again Nestle.

back in time!

by S. Sue , PITTSBURGH, PA on Jan. 2008

chicken a la king reminds me of going shopping with my mother and sister--and out to lunch--what a treat it was to have chicken a la king for lunch in a restaurant! another timeless recipe--- that puts class in classic----

Chicken Ala King

by S. Sue , NEWAYGO, MI on Feb. 2007

Excellent. My husband and I love this recipe. I have also added 1 large can of tuna in water, drained, or 2 small cans of tuna in water, drained instead of the chicken for a wonderful Tuna Ala King.

chicken A La King

by A. Anna , AUBURN, IN on Jan. 2007

WE really enjoyed this recipe for chicken. It was easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. When the grand kids are here I have to leave the mushrooms out since they don't like them. Can't wait to make it again....including the mushrooms!

Delicious meal!!

by L. Linda , FLORENCE, MA on Jun. 2006

I made this for our evening meal last night and it was so delicious. Even had some leftover for my lunch at work today. My husband also liked this. Only change I made was to add frozen peas at the last minute and served it over noodles. I will definitely make this again and again. Loved it!

this was good

by M. Michelle , CRANBERRY TWP, PA on Mar. 2006

I made this and it was good, i never used evaporated milk in anything but dessert before.