Common ingredients found in chicken a la king recipes, in addition to chicken, include mushrooms, butter, bell pepper, flour and broth. Pimentos add color to the recipe, and salt and pepper provide seasoning.
Chicken a la king is a mixture of chicken combined with a thick, creamy sauce and served over rice or sometimes pasta. More complicated versions of the recipe use cream instead of milk, shallots, sherry, chives and thyme. Other recipes call for onions and celery added to the sauce. Alternatively, turkey can be substituted for chicken. Turkey a la king offers an excellent way to use leftover turkey.