This classic dish has gone through many versions and updates over the years.

Here is the classic and tasty version of Chicken á la King I grew up with.  We like it served plain like this. Sometimes I add vegetables to the cream sauce, but most often I add vegetables as a side dish to this.  

If you have cooked chicken ready, this takes no more than ten minutes to prepare!

It is a great recipe to make with leftover rotisserie chicken!


Chicken á la King
Chicken á la King is a classic, oldie but goodie recipe that is comforting and delicious! If you have cooked chicken ready, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 407


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • cups milk
  • cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and cut into chunks


  • Make a roux: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour, salt, and pepper until it makes a roux (paste).
  • With a whisk, stir the milk and chicken broth into the roux until it is smooth.
  • Add the chunks of cooked chicken and let it cook two minutes more to heat the chicken through, stirring constantly.
  • Serve the Chicken á la King over the toasted bread of your choice.


NUTRITIONAL VALUES are based on the cream sauce and chicken and does not include toast since people choose from a wide variety of breads. 
Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 898IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg

1 Comment

  1. Bill March 9, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Great comfort food!


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