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Quick and Easy Chicken à la King Dinner Recipe

Chicken a la King is similar in flavor to pot pie but a bit easier to put together. Get in your veggies with chicken and biscuits for dinner.

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When I was growing up, my grandparents would make their recipe creation we called Chicken a la Gurnham. There was a specific ingredient we needed that they stopped selling in stores around us. We had to change up the recipe, so it’s now more of a traditional Chicken a la King.

Chicken a la King has similar flavors to a chicken pot pie. The difference is in the way it’s all put together. For chicken a la king, all of the “filling” is cooked together. Then that’s scooped into a serving bowl and topped with a baked biscuit.

As always, by making a recipe at home, you can change what you want. If you don’t like some of the vegetables in my base recipe, you can switch them out for something else.

A Note About Chicken ala King Ingredients

Chicken

I used chopped fresh chicken breasts in my recipe, but you can also substitute that for a few other options. Try making this with leftover chicken, pre-cooked chicken, or rotisserie chicken. For those who prefer dark meat, this can also be made by cutting up chicken thighs. 

Other Substitutions

To get a creamier sauce, try replacing the milk with heavy cream. If it gets too thick, add a bit of chicken broth or chicken stock to thin out your cream. 

In place of the melted butter, try sauteeing the celery and green bell peppers in some white wine. 

Serving Suggestions

We always serve this with cooked biscuits on top. But if you want a different taste, you could forgo the biscuits and serve the creamy chicken dish over a bed of prepared egg noodles. 

Instead of biscuits, you could also cover the dish with puff pastry while it bakes.

Add-Ins

Since celery and green bell peppers are the only add-ins, you could add extra veggies if you’d like. It’s a great way to get a few more nutritious ingredients in your meal. These are my suggestions:

  • Diced carrots
  • Fresh mushrooms such as baby bella mushrooms or white mushrooms
  • Red peppers or red bell pepper
  • Green peas or sweet peas
  • Green beans
  • Cooked corn
  • Pimento peppers
  • Minced garlic or garlic powder

Chicken a la King Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 green pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
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Preparation

Prepare biscuits as directed.

Baked biscuits on a baking stone on a white surface

Saute chicken over medium-high heat until cooked through.

Chicken pieces cooked in a skillet on a white surface

In a separate large skillet, saute the celery and green pepper in butter until crisp-tender over medium-high heat.

Vegetables sauteing in butter in a skillet on a white surface

Stir in the soup, milk, and pepper.

King sauce in a skillet on a white surface

Add the tender chicken and reduce to medium heat.

Cooked chicken in king sauce in a skillet on a white surface

Simmer uncovered for 4-6 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Serve chicken and sauce over biscuits.

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Chicken a la King Leftovers

Storage: If you have leftovers, I suggest storing the filling in a separate container from the biscuits. The filling can go in the refrigerator and will stay good for 2-3 days. The biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. 

Reheating: I like to reheat the filling on the stovetop until warm then top with a biscuit.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 8, 2022

Last Updated On: October 18, 2023

Chicken a la king on a white round plate with a stainless steel fork with another plate behind all on a white surface

Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King is similar in flavor to pot pie but a bit easier to put together. Get in your veggies with chicken and biscuits for dinner.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
biscuits
|
chicken
|
vegetables
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 8
5 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1/4 green pepper (diced)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Prepare biscuits as directed
  • Saute chicken until cooked through
  • In a separate large skillet, saute celery and green pepper in butter until crisp-tender
  • Stir in the soup, milk, and pepper
  • Add the chicken and reduce the heat
  • Simmer uncovered for 4-6 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally
  • Serve chicken and sauce over biscuits
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken a la King
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1187mg49%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 353IU7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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20 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Chicken à la King Dinner Recipe”

  1. Oooo this is a new to me recipe. I have heard of pot pie but never really had one. I like how this one is easier to make and also how the bread isn’t really mixed in but rather on the side. I prefer my breads that way!

    Maureen

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This dish looks absolutely delicious and yummy! The creaminess of the sauce makes it enticing and tempting! I’ll definitely make this at home!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so rich and creamy! I can not wait to try your recipe. I think this easy dinner recipe is great served over rice, pasta, toast, or even biscuits!

  4. 5 stars
    Your version is a whole lot easier to follow. This chicken dish looks really delicious and I can already hear my family saying, “yum. comfrot food!” I am saving the recipe and will try this soon!

  5. Ooo my hubby loves chicken, so this is one I must try out for him. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe x

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