To make chicken a la king, a person needs canned mushrooms, a green bell pepper, butter, all-purpose flour and salt. It is also important to gather black pepper, chicken bouillon powder, milk, chopped pimento and hot water. Of course, four cooked chicken breasts cut into chunks are also necessary.
To prepare the dish, the mushrooms need to be drained, first, but the liquid should be saved. They are then cooked with chopped green pepper in 1/2 cup of butter for about five minutes and removed from the burner. Next, 1/2 cup of flour, a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper is mixed with the mushrooms and peppers. This mixture needs to be cooked over low heat until it begins to bubble.
When it bubbles, 1 1/2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon powder is added along with 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 1/4 cups of hot water. The rest of the mushroom liquid is also added at this point. This mixture is then cooked over high heat until it boils. It needs to be constantly stirred and allowed to boil for a full minute. At this point, the chicken and 4 ounces of chopped pimentos are added, then cooked until thoroughly heated. This dish is best served over noodles, toast or rice.