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plate topped with chicken a la king with biscuits in the background

Chicken a la King

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Total comfort food – this homemade Chicken a la King starts with an easy chicken gravy that is served over biscuits. This easy weeknight dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes!



  • 8 large biscuits*, baked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 12 oz cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 (2 oz) jar diced pimientos, drained
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the mushrooms and cook until softened and browned.  Remove to a plate and wipe the skillet clean.
  2. Return the skillet to the stove and place over medium-low heat.  Add the butter and melt.  Add the flour and stir, cooking for about 1 minute.  Slowly add the broth and the milk, whisking constantly.  Continue to cook until the mixture boils and thickens.  Once thickened, stir in the chicken, peas, mushrooms and pimientos.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thoroughly heated.
  3. To serve, split the biscuits in half and place on serving plates.  Spoon the hot chicken mixture over the biscuits.

Recipe Notes:

*I will often make this using homemade biscuits, but to save time, I will also use the large refrigerated flaky biscuits (like these from Pillsbury).

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 374
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 882 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 39 mg

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