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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: 30 Minute Dinner, chicken, dinner, easy recipe, one pan meal, recipe, Thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388 kcal
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
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except parsley.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil then turn heat down and simmer for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Stir in parsley just prior to serving.
  4. Serve over biscuits, toast or even pasta.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken a la King
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1160mg 48%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 20.1%
Vitamin C 34.2%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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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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

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    […] These are perfect with a pat of butter, spread with jam, dripping with honey or covered with sausage gravy. I’ve made sausage and egg biscuits for breakfast and used them for a base for chicken a la king. […]

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    Renee Goerger
    11/18/2018 at 1:45 pm

    This is my kind of comfort food! I think I’ll make this for dinner tonight as I have all the ingredients on hand! Thanks for the recipe!

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