A good chicken a la king recipe combines pieces of cooked chicken with vegetables in a chicken-flavored creamy sauce, and is simple enough to prepare at home. Two good recipe versions of classic chicken a la king are featured at food sites BettyCrocker.com and Allrecipes.com.
To make chicken a la king according to the Betty Crocker recipe, start by cooking green peppers and mushrooms in melted butter until they are tender. Next, stir in flour, salt and pepper and allow the mixture to cook until it bubbles. After removing the pan from the heat, stir in chicken broth and milk, bringing the mixture to a boil for about one minute. Add the chicken pieces and one jar of diced pimientos, and heat thoroughly.
You can also make chicken a la king by heating oil in a skillet pan and sauteing the chicken for five minutes. Add sliced mushrooms and finish cooking the chicken. Leave the chicken in the pan and add milk, cream of chicken soup, pimentos, onion powder and black pepper.
You can prepare chicken a la king with fresh or canned mushrooms. If you use canned mushrooms, include the mushroom juice for enhanced flavor. For variety, you can substitute turkey or tuna for the chicken.