Ryan and I had a good laugh the other day! We really wanted to share a recipe on the blog that we both have loved for years. My mom has made Chicken a la King since I can remember.

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It has always been one of Ryan’s favorite dishes served at my parents’ house. Well, I’ve always had the recipe and have made it often. Chicken a la King is one of those meals that’s super easy to make because it only calls for 3 ingredients.

Or so we thought.

This Ain’t No Fancy-Schmancy Chicken a la King

In preparation for writing the post, I was doing research since I’ve never really had Chicken a la King other than at my mom’s house.

Chicken ala Peasant

Well, it turns out, we’ve been lied to our whole life! ?

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Appliances & Cookware

I baked this Chicken a la King in my oven with a beautiful stoneware baking dish that I picked up at TJ Maxx. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available but this baking dish from Rachel Ray and this one from Le Creuset are comparable options.

Tools & Utensils

This is a simple recipe and doesn’t require many tools or utensils. These are the items I used to make this recipe:

  • My mini aqua spatula is not only cute but makes scraping out of a can easy and less messy.
  • Not only is my aqua sky can opener so pretty (it matches all my kitchen decor) but it actually works. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand struggling with a can opener that doesn’t work.
  • These are the only oven mitts I use anymore. They fit me perfectly, the silicone keeps my hands cool and they’re easy to clean. I actually featured these awesome oven mitts in a post about My Favorite Aqua Kitchen Decor.
  • I pulled out my Pioneer Woman cutting board to keep my countertops safe from the heat of the hot baking dish.
  • You can’t have Chicken a la King without serving it in regal fashion! ? I served mine on my Rachel Ray platters.

So, come to find out, the Chicken a la King we’ve both loved for years doesn’t really exist! Every single recipe we found calls for a lot more ingredients. Mushrooms, butter, pimentos, peppers, the list goes on!

Chicken ala King Moms Recipe

My Own Version of Chicken a la King

Bottom line is, we both love my mom’s version of Chicken a la King, even though it’s really not Chicken a la King, it’s more of a Chicken a la Peasant based on the ingredients it uses.

Chicken ala King with Peas

So we decided to name it that!

Chicken a la Peasant!

Our version of Chicken a la King!

It’s sad I know, but trust me it’s delicious!

Chicken ala King Peas

I broke the news to my sister last night and she laughed so hard! She suggests maybe my mom lost the second page to the recipe at some point!

Who knows!

In any case, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how easy and delicious this recipe is.

Making Chicken a la Peasant

Chicken, cream of chicken soup, and peas! That’s it.

Recipe for Chicken ala King

I’m not against using canned chicken, in fact, I use it for a lot of recipes. For this one though I like to use boiled chicken breasts. Now that I have an Instant Pot, it makes the job a whole lot easier. You can check out my recipe for shredded chicken breast in the Instant Pot. If you don’t want to make the chicken yourself, you can certainly use a can or you can buy the pre-cooked shredded chicken in the supermarket.

Chicken a la Peasant Recipe

After you’ve cooked and shredded the chicken, you just mix it with 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup, 1 can of broth from the chicken, and 1 can of peas.

Chicken ala King Campbells Chicken a la King Ingredients Chicken ala Peasant Recipe

Pop it in the oven and voila!

Easy Homemade Chicken ala King Recipe

Serving Chicken a la Peasant

We’ve always served it on top of toast like my mom did, but in my search, I found it served with biscuits as well. That’s something I may have to try since I love biscuits!

Canned Chicken ala King Recipe

Well, I hope you’ll try our Chicken a la Peasant! Let me know what you think!

Chicken a la Peasant


Chicken a la King on Toast
DifficultyBeginnerCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

 4 chicken breasts shredded
 2 cans cream of chicken
 2 cans chicken broth
 1 cans peas

Directions

1

Add shredded chicken to a 13 x 9 baking dish.

2

Add cream of chicken, chicken stock and peas to the shredded chicken and mix all ingredients well.

3

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils, and Appliances

These are some of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances that were used to make this recipe.

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Ingredients

 4 chicken breasts shredded
 2 cans cream of chicken
 2 cans chicken broth
 1 cans peas

Directions

1

Add shredded chicken to a 13 x 9 baking dish.

2

Add cream of chicken, chicken stock and peas to the shredded chicken and mix all ingredients well.

3

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Chicken a la Peasant