Classic Chicken a la King

6 servings


5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


1/2 cup salted butter

8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups milk

2 egg yolks

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup chopped drained pimientos

4 cups chopped cooked chicken


In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add in mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes.

Add in flour and stir until there are no more specks of flour left. Pour in chicken broth and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes.

For a richer sauce: in a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks with heavy cream. Working quickly, slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into the egg mixture while whisking vigorously. Immediately pour this mixture back into the saucepan, whisking the entire time. Cook 2 minutes more.

Stir in frozen peas, drained pimientos, and cooked chicken and let heat through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve hot over cooked rice, pasta, toast, or biscuits.


Serving Size



379 kcal

Total Fat

29 g

Saturated Fat

16 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



157 mg


488 mg

Total Carbohydrate

15 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

6 g


13 g

6 servings


5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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