Superb! We like to call this dish ‘Queen of the Slow Cooker’ as you feel like royalty eating it

Let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of Chicken a la King, especially when it’s been slowly simmering to perfection while you’re bustling through your day. This classic dish, hailing from the early 1900s, brings back the nostalgia of family dinners at your grandparents’ but with the convenience of modern slow cookers. It’s creamy, hearty, and oh, how it fills your home with the aroma of love. If you’re aiming to impress with minimal fuss or just craving that cozy, hug-in-a-bowl feeling, my Slow Cooker Chicken a la King is your ticket. It’s ideal for meal prep or serving up a crowd, effortlessly!

I adore serving this over fluffy white rice or creamy mashed potatoes. But the beauty of this dish is its versatility. You can pair it with egg noodles, or for a lighter touch, try steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice. And for a pop of color and nutrition, add a side of bright, buttery peas or a crisp green salad. It’s all about balance, right?

“Queen of the Slow Cooker” Chicken a la King

Serves 6 to 8


1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, bite-sized

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1 small onion, diced

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 cup frozen peas and carrots

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


Toss chicken with flour, paprika, salt, and pepper in the slow cooker.

Add onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, and garlic. Mix well.

Pour in chicken broth and sherry. Sprinkle in thyme.

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until chicken is tender.

Stir in frozen peas and carrots 15 minutes before serving.

Add heavy cream for a smooth sauce and warm through.

Adjust seasoning to taste.

Garnish with fresh parsley when serving.

Variations & Tips:

For a dairy-free version, use coconut milk instead of heavy cream.

Add spinach or kale in the last few minutes for extra greens.

Substitute chicken with leftover turkey.

Refrigerate leftovers for a tastier meal the next day.

So there you have it, my “Queen of the Slow Cooker” Chicken a la King recipe. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences with this dish. Remember, a home-cooked meal is always possible with a slow cooker and a dash of creativity. Happy cooking!

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