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Chicken à la King

This classic chicken dish turns leftover cooked chicken into an elegant French meal. Its delicate, earthy flavour, thanks to the mushrooms and sherry, is perfect served with steamed green beans and rosemary roasted potatoes.
Serves: 5
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min


6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp margarine
3 cups chicken, cooked, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 green pepper, finely-chopped
2 tsp all-purpose flour
2 tsp chicken bouillon powder
¾ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
1 ½ cups milk
1 ½ cups water
¼ cup pimento, chopped
¼ cup sherry
¼ cup alcohol-free sherry

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Melt butter in frying pan. Add mushrooms and green pepper. Sauté until soft.

  2. Mix in flour, bouillon powder, salt and pepper

  3. Stir in milk and water until it boils and thickens.

  4. Add chicken, pimento and sherry. Stir. Heat through.

  5. Serve on small puff pastries

Helpful Tip

Using twice as much pepper zips it up!

Nutrition Info

Per 310 g serving Amount
Protein30 g
Fat17 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Carbohydrate9 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar6 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium840 mg
Per 310 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A25
Vitamin C60
Vitamin B635
Vitamin B1233