Classic Chicken a la King

Classic Chicken a la King is rich and creamy and made from scratch. This easy dinner recipe is great served over rice, pasta, toast, or biscuits!
Classic Chicken a la King


  1. 1/2 cup salted butter
  2. 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  3. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 2 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 1/2 cups milk
  6. 2 egg yolks
  7. 1/3 cup heavy creamy
  8. 1 cup frozen peas
  9. 1 cup chopped drained pimientos
  10. 4 cups chopped cooked chicken


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add in mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in flour and stir until there are no more specks of flour left. Pour in chicken broth and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • For a richer sauce: in a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks with heavy cream. Working quickly, slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into the egg mixture while whisking vigorously. Immediately pour this mixture back into the saucepan, whisking the entire time. Cook 2 minutes more.