Chicken ala King

Food 2013 053

This dish scared me.  I have never tasted Chicken ala King but when I saw the recipe on Pinterest I had to try it.  I had heard of it when I was a kid but never seen it served anywhere.

I followed the recipe from High Heels & Grills for their Chicken ala King making a few minor changes for my family.  As most of you know I am a HUGE advocate of not following recipes exactly but making it work for your family as far as ingredients, textures and flavors.


  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup onion minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cubed and cooked – I brined mine in 1/4 cup of salt with 6 cups of water prior to cooking it.  Place it in a large Ziploc bag and let sit in the refrigerator for 1-4 hours prior to cooking it.
  • 2-3 pickled peppers chopped small – I left the seeds right in mine
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf of good bread – I used Parmesan/Garlic Bread


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add the bell pepper and onion.  Let cook down until onion starts to turn translucent
  2. Add the flour to the pan and mix well.  It will form a thick paste.
  3. While the pan is still hot, add the milk and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  4. Add the cooked chicken, cherry peppers, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix well.  Let mixture reduce until thickened.  Just when you think that it is not going to thicken it will happen very quickly.

I served it over a slice of parmesan/garlic bread from the grocery store.  It tasted AMAZING!  Both children ate it up and I did 1 1/2 times the recipe so we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.  Yes, both of my children took Chicken ala King for lunch.

This recipe is going  onto our list of must make again dishes.



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