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Easy Chicken a la King

Tender chunks of chicken with red peppers and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. Serve on a bed of fluffy white rice with a side of green salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Easy, Main Course
Cuisine: Any
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 350kcal
Author: VJ



Chicken mixture

  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 1 cup Mushrooms diced or quartered depending on size
  • ½ cup Frozen peas
  • 3 cups Cooked chicken shredded


  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons Cornflour
  • 150 ml Single Cream


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Onions, Pepper and Mushrooms

  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the onions and red pepper and saute gently until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms and stir through.
  • Season to taste (optional)
  • Turn down the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid and let the vegetables cook very slowly until the mushrooms are cooked and softened. (About 5 minutes).

Make the sauce

  • Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in another saucepan
  • Mix 2 Tablespoons cornflour with 2 cups Milk until there are no lumps and add to the butter.
  • Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and allow to simmer, stirring continuously, until the mixture has thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper (optional)

Put it all together

  • Add the sauteed onions, pepper and mushrooms to the sauce
  • Add the peas to the sauce
  • Add the shredded chicken to the sauce
  • Mix thoroughly to combine
  • Simmer on a very low heat for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to combine.
  • Serve on a bed of rice with a leafy green salad on the side


Don't allow the vegetables to brown - brown vegetables make for brown sauce, and we want the sauce to be lovely and white.
To thicken the sauce - if the sauce does not thicken sufficiently then mix a further tablespoon of cornflour with a little extra milk and drizzle into the sauce, stirring continuously, until the desired consistency is reached.
Seasoning - as with all recipes, test for seasoning at every step.
Calorie count does not include rice