Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King


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About this recipe: A warming creamy chicken casserole that reminds me of growing up in South Africa. I don't think there is a South Afrcan out there that doesn't have their own version of a Chicken a'la King. This recipe was passed on to me by a friends Aunt and I always get complimented on it every time I cook it. Simple to prepare and tastes even better the next day! Perfect for any occasion.

DCook London, England, UK

Serves: 5 

  • 1 medium roast chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 2 punnets button mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 125ml chicken stock
  • 1 small carton double cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
  2. Chop up roasted chicken removing skin and bones, add to ovenproof dish.
  3. Brown chopped onion, mushrooms and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter. Add to chicken. Don't forget to season to taste!
  4. Add 2 tablespoons butter to saucepan and add flour to form a roux.
  5. Add chicken stock to roux and cook over low heat for a couple of minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Add cream of mushroom soup to chicken stock, stir and allow to simmer.
  7. Pour sauce over chicken mixture and stir ensuring all ingredients are combined.
  8. Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  9. Stir in cream before serving for a creamier sauce.

Serving suggestion

Best served with rice and green veg!

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Reviews (3)


Hey I was just writing about my fav recipe being Chicken a la King here: This one looks pretty good too. Must try. - 29 Jul 2011


- 05 Jul 2011


Thank you. I was looking for this recipe. Only difference is my mom use to slice green peppers and add after onions were cooked. - 14 Sep 2012

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