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Comforting Chicken A La King Recipe

Comforting Chicken A La King Recipe

Comforting Chicken a la King has a thick and creamy sauce that's perfect over biscuits. “I've been making this for 30 years,” says Ruth Lee of Troy, Ontario. “It's a wonderful way to create a quick lunch or dinner with leftover chicken.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 individually frozen biscuits
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos


  • 1. Bake biscuits according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and celery in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Add chicken and pimientos; heat through. Serve with biscuits. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 550 calories, 34g fat (15g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1169mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Comforting Chicken A La King

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cordel43 User ID: 8777304 244190
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"Great recipe, clear and simple. The only thing I added was a touch of tarragon. The family raved, so I will make it again. I like simple recipes so I can add my personal touch once I am used to making it."

thomasmoore7 User ID: 8705591 242146
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Easy basic recipe but it a needed a bit more flavor and liquid. Added several chopped cloves of garlic, several tablespoons of cream sherry and about an1/8th cup more milk. delicious..."

Catalinajill User ID: 8658101 239168
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"Serve this over your favorite cornbread recipe! It's a winner!"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 228993
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"I love it. Great comfort food. I do add a bit more salt, but not much."

catlovesbooks User ID: 4808399 227514
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"bland but tastes good"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1665956 227482
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"This was pretty good! Will make it again."

Flobee53 User ID: 3483411 218921
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This was excellent! You could use this as a chicken pie filling. I served with wide noodles, it was so good. I'm thinking I might add some Parmesan cheese when I reheat it for a different taste. Great recipe and base recipe!!!!"

Cheri Beck User ID: 174358 216900
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Super easy, and a great way to use up leftover roast chicken!"

ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 97007
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Delicious! I left out the celery and added maybe 1 tsp of celery salt. I also used heavy cream instead of milk and the sauce was incredibly silky. It was really yummy!"

abashu User ID: 6784654 95824
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014 Edited Mar. 21, 2015

"I liked it, it was easy to prepare and tasted good. We had company and they really liked it as well. I used puffed pastry shells instead of biscuits. I like it better with the puffed pastry."

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 104845
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"Recipe was perfect. Had to use soy milk as I have a dairy allergy, otherwise followed as written. Husband loved it and will be used regularly at our easy Sunday evening meal. Serve this over homemade waffles - great."

tazrae User ID: 5914812 77714
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Excellent comfort food. I had the flu and knew I had to eat something. I used the meat off the rest of a store-bought rotisserie chicken, added a well drained can of peas and carrots and omitted the celery since I didn't have any. It really hit the spot! It's what I call a "feel-good" food. Thank you."

lynmom51 User ID: 6500037 152507
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"Awesome!!! Folled exactly and it was so yummy....Thanks"

lisabendel User ID: 7457643 96027
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013 Edited Aug. 2, 2014

"Easy and so good!"

Gwenskitchen User ID: 5671242 104843
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"I love this recipe...instead of the celery, I added finely chopped green pepper and I serve this in potato baskets."

nursepat414 User ID: 7405843 95821
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"grew up on this comfort food!! Best served over mashed potatoes!!!"

Cupcake_k9 User ID: 7172020 167277
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"This was a very simple recipe to make. I had never put pimentos in ala king before but liked it. I made homemade biscuits that were large and smothered them in a bowl. Even my son liked it"

savannahsmile User ID: 4483204 126483
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"this was the best ever and easyto make"

NEMCAROLINA User ID: 7196367 165833
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"It was very good for a quick version I used heavy cream in place of milk"

beachr22 User ID: 7198413 165469
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"This recipe had a great consistency and lots of flavor! I upped the recipe to make more because i made 8 bisquits. I added a cup and a half of milk and a cup and a half of chicken broth and 1/3 cup of flour. I did not have mushrooms or celery so i put a chopped up sweet red pepper, half an onion, and 1/3 cup of corn. I added as much chicken as i felt necessary. I will make this again!"

mariebruns User ID: 3677516 150990
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"easy to make - generally have all ingredients on hand. I served over Puff Pastry Shells because I had them. I had cooked a extra boneless chicken breast a few night before. Will have again."

Shellea_N User ID: 5920325 170206
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"My husband loves this dish. I didn't use as much mushrooms as he isn't a fan and I added a cup of frozen peas/carrots. Very good will definetly be making this again."

stainter User ID: 3269860 165825
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Very easy! I added carrots and corn. This should have more ratings!"

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 104842
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"wonderful! gave this recipe to friends.

they love it as well!"

mslecb User ID: 6248927 165468
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"very easy to make, enjoyable!"

niagaracat User ID: 3122379 150989
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"Absolutely my fav recipe for chicken a la King. I used pillsbury refrigerated biscuits and added about 3/4 cup of thawed small vegs (corn, peas, beans). Sauce was nice and creamy and leftovers were great also."

aspricco User ID: 4089759 170204
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"loved this recipe!!! Very easy to make and so very good to eat. I changed it up a bit and substituted carrots for the mushrooms. I also poured mine over rice instead of the biscuits. Highly recommend this recipe and I will definitely make again and again."

prues brews User ID: 3720632 165050
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"I cooked 3 chicken breast with celery and onions with seasonings and a tsp of chicken base. strained the stock and used that as my broth. Added frozen peas and carrots. Husband loved it. Have served on toast, biscuits or noodles and all are recommnded. very quick and versitile recipe."

ANomdeplume User ID: 1188667 68193
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for 15 years or so. Instead of the biscuits, I bake puff pastry shells and fill them with the chicken mixture; simple but elegant."

Maseka User ID: 4930361 165048
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Wonderful. Great flavor as when prepared as directed. I did add peas, carrots and some corn."

katieshira User ID: 2558145 165823
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I loved this recipe. I added a teaspoon of chicken bouillon paste instead of salt. Also, I am not fond of pimentos, so I substituted capers. Yum."

mag3 User ID: 5255936 165467
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"haven't tried it yet but I plan on making it soon. Sounds and looks delicious."

asnunez User ID: 2408742 126481
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Wow! A wonderful blast from the past! and so easy, too. Had to leave the celery out, but everything else went in. I agree with the biscuits being a nice touch. Toast is how I'd always had it before. Not anymore (:"

nanascookies User ID: 4376325 170175
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Wonderful! I did however add carrots, peas, and alittle whole kernel corn to this recipe. It is very much a filling meal. Will make it often I am sure of that. Might next time even switch out turkey for the chicken etc. A way to use the leftover veggies and holiday meat."

gpiffer User ID: 3268712 165465
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Very tasty. Will make again."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 95818
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"love it! I could have it once a week if my

husband would not tire of it....wonderful!"

Luvs2cook500 User ID: 4646102 96025
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I loved this recipe. Added peas and carrots and left out the mushrooms because of an allergy. My husband wants the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I will make this again and again. Thanks for a great recipe!!"

4Appys User ID: 4560950 104841
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"I really liked this dish. Will definitely make it again and again and again."

nninneman User ID: 4117566 95812
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"Loved this recipe. I always served chicken a la King on toast, but I like it much better on biscuits. Very easy to make."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 165822
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"I served this over "Fluffy Biscuits" from this site--delicious! This is a good, old-fashioned recipe for everyone's recipe file, in my opinion."

sonygirl100 User ID: 1671566 95811
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"I added some frozen peas & carrots to have more vegies. Great Recipe! Very easy & tasty!"

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