Comforting Chicken A La King

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2023
I've been making this thick and creamy Chicken a la King recipe for over 30 years. It's a wonderful way to create a quick lunch or dinner with leftover chicken. —Ruth Lee, Troy, Ontario
Comforting Chicken A La King Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 whole 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.

Comforting Chicken a la King Tips

Why is it called Chicken a la King?

Depending on who you ask, you may hear a different tale about how Chicken a la King got its name. One of the more popular origin stories is that William King created the dish in the 1890s when he was a cook at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia.

Where is Chicken a la King from?

Since there are a few different origin stories surrounding Chicken a la King, there are different opinions on where it's from. Some claim the dish was first made in the United States, in either New York or Philadelphia. Others claim it originated across the pond in London, England.

How do you make chicken broth from scratch?

Making chicken broth from scratch is easier than you think! Follow our homemade chicken broth recipe for best results. Have leftover broth? Use it up in these recipes that use chicken broth.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 551 calories, 34g fat (15g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1185mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.