Friday, 2 August 2013

Chicken à la King (Quick and Easy)

I love eating creamy dishes.One of my favorite is Chicken à la King. Before,I was wondering why it's called à la King .I first thought that this dish was first made and served for The King and Queen of the Kingdom of England.(shala') but i was wrong .There are several stories where this dish originated from and am gonna share them with you guys whether you like it or not. LOLz  
  • One claims it was created by Delmonico's chef named Charles Ranhofer as Chicken à la Keene in the 1880s was named after Foxhall Parker Keene.
  • Another claims it was created in 1881 at Claridge hotel in London and named for James R.Keene.(father of  Foxhall Parker Keene)
  • Another account claims chef George Greenwald of the broghton Beach Hotel in Brighton Beach created it in 1890s, naming it after patron E. Clarke King and his wife 
  • The most Likely account is that It was created in the 1890s by Hotel in Philadelphia.Several Orbituaries in early March 1915 credited King after he died on March 4,1915.A New York editorial tribune editorial at the time of King's death stated.

Chicken à la King is made of diced chicken with creamy sauce and some vegetables topped over rice,pasta or bread. I was reluctant to try this before because of the complexity of how it look and also the cooking process.I also thought that the ingredients for this dish were expensive.well,yes.They're expensive 
if you'll follow the original recipe but my dear friend Myles taught me a trick on how to make an easy and cheaper version of  this creamy chicken dish.Hooray! I'm very happy to share it with you guys.She taught me how to cooked this about 5 years ago na and I often cook this at home, so I'm pretty sure that I already mastered na this dish..hehe...

Here are the ingredients:

Butter (1 stick)
Garlic (minced)
Chicken Breast Fillets (diced,seasoned w/salt and pepper)
1 medium sized Onion (Chopped)
All Purpose Cream (250 ml)
Mixed Vegetables

  1. Heat pan and melt butter.Saute the onion and garlic
  2. Put in the chicken.Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Pour-in the cream and mixed veggies, Let it boil until it thickens.
  5. Seasoned with salt and pepper.


This meal only cost 130 php and makes 5-7 servings. 


  1. Thank you for sharing sis! I think my family will love this recipe. I will try this next weekend. :-)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I'll try this this weekend :) so excited :)

  4. for sure magugustuhan yan ng buong the fact that it's very matipid pa diba...Thanks mommy Hyacinth!