Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King - All that's Jas

Back in a day, when I had nothing but time on my hands, I binge-watched Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals shows. I bought her first cookbook and wanted more books for any gifting occasions.  My family had it easy back then. I was easy to please. Rachel’s Chicken a la King recipe had an easy job of pleasing me as well.

Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King - All that's Jas

Since then, cream of anything Campbell soups got replaced with healthier versions (sorry, Campbell).  That is a lie. I made this easy casserole ages ago (oh-my-gosh look at those photos!), but that’s where I drew a line. The chicken a la king was one of the first meals I made without condensed soup. Thank you, Rachel! Though, it took me longer than 30 minutes to make it; I was packing my suitcase between chopping and stirring.


I’m leaving the country for two weeks and am super excited! I can’t wait to visit family and friends in my hometown, some of whom I haven’t seen since I left in 1998. So, quick meals are a must! I have scheduled new recipes while I’m away just so you don’t forget me. But you wouldn’t, right? 😉

 

Satisfying meal for busy weekdays, this chicken a la king is a no-brainer. #chicken… Click To Tweet

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4

8 large refrigerated Biscuits
1 cup dry White Wine
2 cups low sodium Chicken Broth
1 Bay Leaf
4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Butter
8 oz small white Mushrooms, sliced
12 small white Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose Flour
3 tablespoons chopped Pimento
1 cup frozen Green Peas
2 tablespoons chopped Parsley
Cayenne Pepper or Paprika
Black Pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

Preheat oven according to package directions for biscuits. Arrange biscuits on nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with a little ground cayenne pepper or sweet paprika. Bake until golden, remove biscuits from oven and then cool.

Chicken a la King - All that's Jas

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, bring wine and chicken broth to a boil. Add the bay leaf. Gently drop in chicken breasts; lower heat to simmer. Poach chicken for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove chicken from broth; dice into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Preheat another skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter; add mushrooms and onion and cook 5 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with flour and cook for two minutes.

Whisk 2 to 2 1/2 cups poaching liquid into the mushroom, onion, and flour mixture; discard the bay leaf. Add pimentos and peas to the sauce.

Return the chicken to the sauce. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Split the biscuits, ladle bottoms with chicken a la king. Cap with biscuit tops and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

Chicken a la King - All that's Jas

Chicken a la King - All that's Jas

Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King

Satisfying meal for busy weekdays, this chicken a la king is a no brainer.

Ingredients

  • 8 large refrigerated Biscuits
  • 1 cup dry White Wine
  • 2 cups low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 8 oz small white Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1⁄2 small white Onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Pimento
  • 1 cup frozen Green Peas
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Parsley
  • Cayenne Pepper or Paprika
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven according to package directions for biscuits. Arrange biscuits on nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with a little ground cayenne pepper or sweet paprika. Bake until golden, remove biscuits from oven and then cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, bring wine and chicken broth to a boil. Add the bay leaf. Gently drop in chicken breasts; lower heat to simmer. Poach chicken for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove chicken from broth; dice into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Preheat another skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter; add mushrooms and onion and cook 5 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with flour and cook for two minutes.

Whisk 2 to 2 1/2 cups poaching liquid into the mushroom, onion, and flour mixture; discard the bay leaf. Add pimentos and peas to the sauce.

Return the chicken to the sauce. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Split the biscuits, ladle bottoms with chicken a la king. Cap with biscuit tops and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

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  1. Reply
    Sarena @ Teal Inspiration
    September 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    This looks great! Love that it’s a healthier option than the cream of chicken soup. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty!
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      allthatsjas
      September 9, 2015 at 3:03 am

      Thanks, Sarena and thanks for stopping in!

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    stephanie
    September 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    This looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
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      allthatsjas
      September 9, 2015 at 3:02 am

      Thank you, Stephanie. Have a great day

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    Amanda
    September 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    My husband has been asking me to make Chicken a la King for him for years! Never had it before, but man, I am so trying this recipe out!! Thank you for sharing, it looks absolutely delicious!! pinning 🙂
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      allthatsjas
      September 2, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Aw, thank you, Amanda! Make him happy, lol! 😀

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    Caroline @ Shrinking Single
    September 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Have a great trip! How exciting to be going to your hometown. Any food you are especially looking forward to?

    And why do these chefs always give these 30 minute meals that take a normal person much longer?
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      allthatsjas
      September 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Thank you, Caroline! Yes, the food! I will gain so much weight, but I am fine with it. I have mentally accepted it, lol. I’ll probably regret it when I come back…
      I think I could prepare a meal in 30 minutes if someone would get all the prep work for me ahead of time 🙂 Thanks for visiting and have a great day! XO

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    Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
    September 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Mmmm those biscuits! Looks incredible. Thanks for sharing at the Tickle My Tastebuds linkup!
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      allthatsjas
      September 2, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Thanks, Lauren! Have a wonderful day 🙂

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    August 31, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Have a wonderful trip! I used to watch Rachel Ray religiously. I loved the early years and how she frequently talked about growing up in her mom’s restaurant and her recollections of her grandfather. Watching her cook and hearing her stories felt very soothing. This Chicken a la King looks fantastic! I like this healthier version without the condensed soup because I can have seconds without feeling too guilty.
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      allthatsjas
      September 1, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Thank you, Thao! 😀 I agree with you re. Rachel. I felt the same way watching her shows. Too bad they commercialized her so much. Blessings to you!

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    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
    August 31, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Looks fabulous, Jaz! Love that serving size
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      allthatsjas
      September 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thanks, Pat! I must admit I doubled the serving in my plate, this one was just for picture taking 🙂 Have a great day!

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