Turn leftovers into Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King is a creamy, rich, comfort food that’s perfect for any night of the week. And it’s as easy as 1-2-3! Quickly made using rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday turkey, peas, cream and a touch of sherry. A dinner that tastes like anything other than leftovers & ready in 30!

Chicken a la King | 2 Cookin Mamas Chicken a la King is a creamy, rich, comfort food that's perfect for any night of the week. And it's as easy as 1-2-3! Quickly made using rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday turkey, peas, cream and a touch of sherry. A dinner that tastes like anything other than leftovers! #dinner #chicken #turkey #easyrecipe #recipe #leftovers #comfortfood

I love purchasing rotisserie chicken to make my life a little easier or enjoying leftover holiday turkey after the big day. They are both so versatile and anything you can make with chicken, you can make with turkey. I love to use leftovers and make recipes like Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole,  Chicken Enchiladas, Turkey Pasta Skillet and, of course, this great Chicken a la King. Why, ’cause they sure don’t taste like leftovers!

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My favorite part about this recipe is that it’s so easy to whip up and only takes about 30 minutes start to finish. Plus, you can leave it on the back burner, on simmer, if dinner gets pushed back a little. I also added frozen peas to the mix which turns it into a great one-pot, well balanced dinner for the family. Serve it over biscuits, toast or even pasta for a heartier meal.

Check out the 3 simple steps to an easy, delicious Chicken a la King dinner.

Chicken a la King Step 1

Step 1: Combine condensed soup, half n half, sherry, frozen peas, poultry seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a medium saucepan. Since my husband and I are trying to eat better, I made this Chicken a la King a little healthier by subbing a fat-free half & half for the cream. It still comes out rich and tasty and full of chicken flavor.

Chicken a la King Step 2

Step 2: Add the chopped chicken or turkey and stir. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer 15-30 minutes.

Chicken a la King Step 3

Step 3: Done! Look at that beautiful, thick, rich and creamy mixture just waiting to top your biscuit.

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I like to serve mine in a bowl and let everyone either eat it like a soup or stew, dip French bread in it or pour it over a couple of biscuits. Any way you eat it, it’s soooo good!

Chicken a la King / Turkey a la King | 2 Cookin Mamas Chicken a la King is a creamy, rich, comfort food that's perfect for any night of the week. And it's as easy as 1-2-3! Quickly made using rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday turkey, peas, cream and a touch of sherry. A dinner that tastes like anything other than leftovers & ready in 30! #dinner #chicken #turkey #easyrecipe #recipe #leftovers #comfortfood via @2CookinMamas

Check out that delicious mouthful and keep this recipe close at hand for your leftover turkey. I’m thinkin’ Black Friday dinner after shopping all day! Enjoy!

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Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King is a creamy, rich, comfort food that's perfect for any night of the week. And it's as easy as 1-2-3! Quickly made using rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday turkey, peas, cream and a touch of sherry. A dinner that tastes like anything other than leftovers & ready in 30!
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • cups cooked chicken or turkey chopped
  • cans condensed cream of chicken soup 10.5-oz each
  • 1/2 cup fat free half & half
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 9 oz pkg frozen peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except parsley.
  • Bring to a gentle boil then turn heat down and simmer for 15-30 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley just prior to serving.
  • Serve over biscuits, toast or even pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3.6mg

 

Wine Pairing: Even comfort foods can be paired with wine. Try a somewhat oaky, creamy Chardonnay to compliment the cream in this dish while the wine’s fresh acidity will enhance the overall flavor.   

This post was first published on December 7, 2014. It has been updated with new photos and delicious ideas.


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