Slow Cooker Chicken à la King Recipe

Easy crockpot chicken a la king recipe

The Spruce Eats / Nita West

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
644 Calories
44g Fat
19g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 644
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 182mg 61%
Sodium 437mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 43g
Calcium 121mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken à 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 à 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.

This recipe is also very useful because it has so many delicious variations.


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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chicken a la king
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  2. In the slow cooker, combine the chicken, bell pepper, onion, celery, pimiento, mushrooms, and condensed soup. Stir gently to blend thoroughly.

    Combine chicken and bell pepper
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  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

    Cover and cook
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  4. Turn to high and add peas; cook for about 30 to 40 minutes longer. 

    Turn to high heat
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Variations

  • Try tuna à la king. Use two 4.5-ounce cans of tuna (drained) along with the peas.
  • Do you have any leftover ham? Use that instead of the chicken. Add about 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese for a richer sauce and a rich ham and cheesy taste.
  • Post-Thanksgiving exhaustion? Use diced leftover turkey instead of chicken in the slow cooker and put your feet up.
  • Use frozen mixed vegetables instead of frozen peas. Or add some fresh vegetables for a twist.