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Quick Chicken a la King

  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 238 1 serving

Quick Chicken a la King is a home-cooked version of a vintage restaurant favorite, made easy because you don't have to make a cream sauce from scratch!  This creamy, decadent chicken and vegetable mixture is made with condensed cream of mushroom soup instead, which gives it a velvety texture that is absolutely comfort food.  What makes it really perfect is that it uses pantry staple ingredients and it's ready in 20 minutes!  You can serve it over lots of different things, like rice or noodles or even over biscuits or toast!  Whatever you serve it with, Quick Chicken a la King will taste great!


cost per recipe: $3.95

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (about 4 1/2 ounces)


  • Tips

    • So many ways to serve this creamy chicken mixture!  Try it in hot, crisp Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells or over egg noodles or pasta.  Or try it over toast or warm biscuits!
    • For the easiest cooked chicken, substitute 1 can (12.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained, for the 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken in this recipe.
  • Step 1

    Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Add the pepper and cook until tender.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the soup, milk, chicken and peas and cook until the mixture is hot.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve the chicken mixture over hot cooked rice, if desired.


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  • the recipe was easy and good!

    November 15, 2015

    It was delious. We added carrots and pototes to the left overs and bought some pie crusts and made pot pies and froze them. U can add any veggies u like.

  • Easy & Delicious

    Daniel C.
    September 25, 2017

    I used to make this when my kids were very young and I was a single parent. My kids loved it and it was fast and easy. Just made it for my daughter 28 now and it was great to reminisce the old days. She still loves it. Instead of leftover chicken I seasoned the breast with fresh pepper, salt, onion powder and fresh celery then cooked slow with a little olive oil. It was great to share this with my daughter after all these years.

  • Pimmentoes ! It ain't A La King without them !

    zippy a.
    June 1, 2017

    I always thought they were just garnish like Parsley, nope, they have a distinct flavor and they are healthy. I just get the cheap ones at the Dollar store and it makes a world of eye-candy and taste difference. Real butter is a must/unsalted for me. Please, no canned chicken, 15min. to cook a piece of chicken breast. Your welcome.

  • Good but I've improved it

    donna L.
    November 1, 2014

    I like to use frozen peas instead of bell peppers. And I also add a jar of pimentos. Also instead of cooked rice or mashed potatoes, I toast an English muffin and pour the a la king on it. Yummy!

  • I died & went to Heaven it's so tasty & easy

    Helen B.
    November 27, 2013

    I have been making this for years!! everyone loves it. I put it over toast or puff pastry. Pull the center out of the puff pastry then put the a la king inside & put the center you took off back on the pastry. pretty to look at & so easy the kids can make it. I also use the red pementos from the olive jar. I also use Cream of Chicken Soup as I am alergic to Mushrooms. If you try this with cheap soups it won't taste as good so it has to be Campbell's. YUMMMM

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    Calories 238
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 4.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 56 mg
    Sodium 604 mg
    Total Carb 11 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 4 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 18 g
    Vitamin D 2 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 6 %DV
    Potassium 7 %DV
    Calories 214
    Total Fat 10 g
    Sat. Fat 4.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 56 mg
    Sodium 532 mg
    Total Carb 11 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 17 g
    Vitamin D 2 %DV
    Calcium 6 %DV
    Iron 6 %DV
    Potassium 7 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.