Chicken à la king

Chicken à la king


Total Time 40 min

Prep 25 min

Cook 15 min

Serves 4

Think of this as the quick-cooking sister to chicken pot pie. You get all the creamy chicken-gravy goodness, but you get to skip the time it takes to make the topping, whether you go with a biscuit or a pie crust topping. And that means you get to eliminate all that extra baking time, and just spoon the chicken and vegetable gravy over baguette toasts. Using a bouillon cube in the sauce intensifies the flavor without having to thin the sauce with more liquid if you used chicken broth instead.


  1. Cooking spray- 1 spray(s)
  2. Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast- 1 pound(s), cut into bite-size pieces
  3. Kosher salt- 1 tsp, divided
  4. Black pepper-¼ tsp
  5. Uncooked onion- 2 small, shredded with juices reserved
  6. Carrots- ⅓ cup(s), chopped
  7. Celery- ⅓ cup(s), chopped,chopped
  8. Garlic clove-2 clove(s), finely chopped
  9. Dried thyme- ½ tsp
  10. All-purpose flour-2 Tbsp
  11. 1% low fat milk-2 cup(s)
  12. Fresh lemon juice-2 Tbsp
  13. Chicken bouillon cube-1 tsp, or vegetable bouillon cube
  14. Canned pimento-¼ cup(s), chopped
  15. White wine-1 Tbsp
  16. Hot pepper sauce-1 tsp
  17. Fresh parsley-1 Tbsp, finely chopped, for garnish
  18. French bread-6 oz, sliced and toasted


  • Season chicken with 1⁄2 tsp salt and black pepper.
  • Coat large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high. Add chicken and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add onions with juices, carrot, celery, garlic, thyme, and remaining 1⁄2 tsp salt. Cook, stirring often and scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, until vegetables begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add flour and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until chicken and vegetables are coated, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, lemon juice, and bouillon and cook, whisking constantly, until gravy thickens, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in pimientos, wine, and hot sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with baguette toasts.
  • Serving size: 11⁄2 toasts with 1⁄2 cup chicken and gravy
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