Chicken a la King

EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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There's no need to feel guilty over this classic creamy combination of chicken, peppers and mushrooms. Our version uses low-fat milk and flour for thickening to make it plenty rich without all the saturated fat. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles.

"I make this all the time using different veggies sometimes! I use olive oil instead of canola and omit the salt completely because I use cooking wine....we just salt to taste when it's on our plate. One of my favorites!! My 17 month old...
Chicken a la King

12 Reviews for Chicken a la King

Calories per serving NOT as reported!

The calories are HIGHER than what's reported. I understand that there's always a margin of error but I calculated 364 calories per serving (36% higher than the numbers reported). Maybe not a big deal to most BUT, if you're counting calories and have set your diet to 30% below your weight maintenance number... if you eat this dish you'll gain weight. Here are the numbers:
chicken - 1114 cal (24oz)
flour - 228 cal (2.2oz)
oil - 247 cal (1oz)
mushrooms - 62 cal (10oz)
green pepper - 23 cal (5oz)
black pepper - 3 cal (0oz)
sherry - 355 cal (8oz)
chicken broth - 10 cal (8oz)
1% milk - 105 cal (8oz)
pimentos - 26 cal (4oz)
scallions - 16 cal (1.75oz)
340 gram (12oz) serving (not much if you ask me)
364 calories per serving (2189 total calories)

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 1 year 1 week ago

I don't intend to check all

I don't intend to check all of your numbers, but the boneless and skinless chicken breast that I buy is 140 cal per 4 oz serving, which comes out to 840 calories as opposed to your 1,114. Was your chicken boneless and skinless?


This dish was easy enough to make, but when I added the milk to the sherry, it curdled. When the meat was done, the sauce was still watery. Good flavor, except that it needed salt.

Easy to make

Easy and fun to prepare. Not enough "gravy"- I added almost twice as much liquid. Used canned mushrooms instead of fresh- I disagree with previous reviews regarding the sherry- I used the same amount that it called for & it tasted just fine.

Low calorie, healthy, no unusual ingredients
Not Yet Tried

I have to say, there are quite a few times when I read reviews on recipes and MOST of these reviewers do NOT follow the recipe correctly. Everyone has different tastes and recipes are only meant to GUIDE (if you notice, most of them direct to season to taste.) It is a mere blue-print, meant for any real cook to tweak and perfect to their own tastes. That being said, there are plenty of positive reviews that I WILL be trying this soon, exactly to recipe. Then I will try again with my own revisions. So far, I've found that the recipes on here are ALWAYS full of potential. They just need some adjusting here and there.

Grayish Mess, too much effort

I agree with the previous commenter that there was way too much sherry. I followed the recipe but left out mushrooms. It was my first time trying pimentos. The result was a gray mess that tasted like the color it was. It had no initial flavor but a disgusting after taste. I'm a pretty good cook so I put this on the recipe.

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shagratpunc wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

Just as I said to the

Just as I said to the previous commentor.. exactly what kind of sherry did you use? Because the recipe CLEARLY indicates not to use the typical cooking sherry. Also, I don't think the mushrooms would have added much to the color but it's very possible they would have added a lot to the taste. I would suggest you follow the recipe exactly before leaving an initial comment. Otherwise you could just be commenting on your own mistakes.

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