Chicken à la King recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 40 min

goodtoknow user David has sent us his delicious recipe for chicken à la King. Cook chicken and peppers in a creamy white wine sauce for a quick and easy family dinner idea


  • 200g red, green and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 medium size onion (approx 160g )
  • 4 medium chicken breasts (approx 380g)
  • 5 small chicken stock cubes (approx 20g)
  • 700ml boiling water
  • 70g unsalted butter
  • 4tbsp flour
  • 100ml dry white wine
  • 150ml dry sherry
  • 2tbsp fresh light cream


  • Take equal quantities of red, green and yellow bell peppers and cut them into squares approximately ¾inch thick.

  • Cut the onion into approximately ¾inch squares to match the bell peppers.

  • Chop each chicken breast into 3 equal strips.

  • Place the chicken, bell peppers and onions into a saucepan together with the chicken stock cubes and cover the contents with the boling water. Bring all the the boil and simmer for around 5 mins.

  • Strain the contents, reserving the stock and juices.

  • With a new saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux sauce. Make sure the flour is cooked out but not burnt.

  • Pour in the stock and stir until thick. Bring to the boil then add the chicken, pepper and onion mix.

  • Add the dry white wine and stir, then add the sherry and stir again. Bring to the boil, then add the cream and stir well.

Top tip for making Chicken à la King

This can be served with steamed white rice or even red rice if you prefer.

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