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Recipe of the day: 20 minute chicken a la king

This chicken a la king can be served with either rice or pasta and can be ready within 20 minutes.

Considered one of the top pasta sauces to make, chicken a la king comes with a creamy white sauce great with mushrooms.

For some people, mushrooms are a must when it comes to making white sauce pasta, including adding a generous helping of bacon bits. 

This chicken a la king recipe can be ready within 20 minutes.


20 minute chicken a la king

Chicken a la king recipe

  • Author: mykitchensanctuary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 baby chestnut mushrooms – sliced in half (you can swap for button mushrooms or 56 regular-sized sliced mushrooms)
  • 1 large onion – peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 280ml (1 cup + 3 tbsp) hot chicken stock – hot water and a couple of stock cubes are fine
  • 200ml (¾ cup + 1 tbsp) semi-skimmed or full-fat milk
  • ½ tsp dried thyme – or a tsp of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry – *carefully measured (too much will make the sauce taste like sherry)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 large cooked chicken breasts – chopped into bite-sized chunks (about 250g)

To Serve

  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Boiled rice or pasta


  1. Heat 1 ½ tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan/skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms are golden brown. Scoop out of the pan, and put in a bowl.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 ½ tbsp of oil in the pan and add the onion. Fry for 5-6 minutes on medium-high heat until the edges of the onion wedges start to brown slightly. Move the onions around the pan to ensure they don’t burn.
  4. Stir in the 2 tbsp of flour and cook whilst stirring for one minute.
  5. Add in a splash of the hot stock and mix into the onion/flour with a whisk. It should form a thick paste. Add the rest of the stock a large splash at a time, and keep stirring with the whisk to ensure your sauce doesn’t go lumpy.
  6. Once all the stock is incorporated, add in 200ml (¾ cup + 1 tbsp) milk and ½ tsp thyme. Keep stirring and the sauce will thicken as it heats up.
  7. Once thickened, add the 2 level tablespoons of sherry and the ¼ tsp each of salt and pepper. Give it a taste and add a little more seasoning if needed.
  8. Add the cooked chicken and mushrooms and stir. Cook for a couple of minutes to ensure the chicken is hot throughout.
  9. Serve on top of some fluffy white rice and finish with a sprinkling of parsley.

Keywords: chicken , cream

This recipe can be found on kitchensanctuary.com.

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