Chicken a la King Recipe

Hola Amigos! Do you have a go to staple meal in your book for days  when you really don't know what to make for dinner? That last minute quick fix that will bring a smile to every member of your household? I do, and as much as I want to say Chocolate, the rest of my family has to eat too, so my go to meal is pasta. This is one of my favorite recipes, Chicken a la King! So easy to make but with flavors worth of a king's palate!

I used to reward myself with  a bowl of this pasta after passing those killer statistics exams at the U (back then I was so much into studying that I wouldn't gain a pound no matter what I ate, I miss those days, lol). The place was a tiny hole in the wall, an  Italian "trattoria" behind the main Campus, but the key for their success was the quality of ingredients! They were the best! I tried to replicate the recipe to the best of my abilites and memory serves! Enjoy

Chicken a la King

1 Pound Pasta
1 1/2 Pound of Chicken Tenders
1 TBSP Oil
1 Cup Wine
1 Pound of White Mushrooms, sliced
1 Roasted Bell Pepper or 4-6 oz of pimento, chopped
1/4 Pound Smoked Ham cubed
1 Cup Heavy Cream 
1/3 Cup Chicken Broth + 2 TBSPS
1TBSP Cornstach
1/2 Cup Sweet Peas
Parmesan Cheese for Garnish
When your Chicken is done browning set aside and when cool enough cut into cubes.
As soon as the mushrooms look tender
Bring the sauce to a boil, if the sauce is too thin for your taste,  dissolve 1 TBSP Cornstarch in to 2 TBSP Chicken Broth and incorporate this into the sauce and cook it for a 3 minutes until cornstarch is cooked through.


Tell me this is not comforting after a long test, tough day at work or just when you want something special but easy to cook? I think it hits the spot!

Brings great memories every single time I have it!...I just wish it could be as often as back in the day!, lol

Thank You so much for visiting the blog today! I would love to have you all over for a comforting Italian meal someday and a cup of white wine. In the mean time, Cheers my friends and keep in mind that everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!


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  1. I make a lot of pasta dishes also, I love them! This looks great :)

  2. It must be the pinch of love that makes that pasta dish look so good! Visiting from Foodie Friday.

  3. I'm always looking for new pasta dishes and this looks great! And looks like it comes together quick too.

  4. My dad loves this stuff, I bet he would go crazy over this version. We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  5. I say G'Day and say you-this recipe is worthy of the King!!!Well done!
    thanks for a prepared tutorial

  6. I have heard of Chicken a la King but I have never eaten it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks yummy.

  7. Oh man that looks delish! Thanks for sharing it with us over on Who needs a Cape's Super Sunday Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  8. Looks so yummy! Made my mouth water a little ;)

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday! See you next week!

  9. You had me at wine and heavy cream! This looks like such a wonderful and I think it is something my family would love.

    Thanks for bringing this great dish to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  10. Yummy recipe! I will be pinning this and trying it for sure!

    Thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'day linky party!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  11. This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-20/

  12. What a yummy recipe to try! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

  13. Oh yummy sweetie! I made a version of this from weight watchers. I will have to try this one.

    Thank u so much for ur kind words and u are so true never a downer. Love you and ur heart of gold.

  14. G'day and YUM, true!
    JUST finished brekkie but could go for some of this now and love your plate too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  15. This looks delicious and I think hubby would like it too even thought he is not a big pasta fan. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and I hope you join us next week for our Christmas in July Party.

    1. Thank You Marlys! I can't believe your hubs is not a fan of pasta! lol..perhaps that's why you guys are so fit!..I'm guilty of also among other things, being a Past-aholic, but you could easily replace the pasta for rice or baked potatoes...the sauce it delish! Thank You for stopping by!