Easy Crockpot Chicken a la King Recipe

Chicken a la King
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  • 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Chicken a la king is an American dish typically made with chicken, a creamy sauce, and pimientos. The origin is unclear, but theories range from prominent New York City restaurants and chefs to a London restaurant. The dish probably originated in the 1880s, but it was first mentioned in print in 1912.

Chicken a la king is considered a comfort food by many people.  The creamed chicken may be enjoyed over toast points, biscuits, or puff pastry shells. Or spoon it over rice, noodles, or potatoes.. 

This version of the recipe is a classic combination of chicken, a variety of seasoning vegetables, and mushrooms. The condensed soup sauce is super easy to prepare and the slow cooker makes cooking a breeze.

The recipe is also quite versatile. Add some diced ham along with the chicken or make it with turkey or canned tuna. You might also choose different vegetables. See the tips and variations for more.

What You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 cups cooked chicken or​ turkey, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimento (or chopped red bell pepper)
  • 1 can or jar (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces) condensed​ cream of chicken soup (or ​cream of mushroom)
  • 1 package (10 oz.) ​frozen peas, about 1 1/2 cups

How to Make It

  1. In the crockery insert of the slow cooker, combine the chicken, bell pepper, onion, celery, pimiento or red bell pepper, mushrooms, and condensed soup. Stir gently to blend thoroughly.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Turn to high and add peas; cook for about 30 to 40 minutes longer. 

Serves 4.

Tips and Variations

  • Replace the chicken with two 4.5-ounce cans of tuna (drained) along with the peas.
  • Replace 1 cup of the chicken with diced leftover ham.
  • Use diced leftover turkey in place of the chicken.
  • Use frozen mixed vegetables instead of frozen peas.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese along with the peas for a richer sauce.
  • Omit the mushrooms, if desired.
  • Use a light version of cream of chicken soup or use cream of chicken soup with herbs or mushrooms.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 644
Total Fat 44 g
Saturated Fat 20 g
Unsaturated Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 182 mg
Sodium 437 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 43 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)