How to make Chicken A La King -

Is made with cooked chicken and a thickened sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Mushrooms (मशरूम)

Cuisine : French

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken A La King

Chicken A La King Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken A La King Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken 250 grams

  • Mushrooms 2 inch stalk

  • Thyme 1/4 teaspoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 5

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum cubed 1 medium

  • Red capsicum cubed 1 medium

  • Mushrooms quartered 4 medium

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 tablespoons

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/4 teaspoons

  • Egg yolk 1

  • Cream 1/4 cup

  • Fresh parsley chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat three cups of water in a pan. Add chicken pieces, celery, thyme, bay leaves, cloves and salt to taste. Cook till the chicken is nearly done. Drain chicken pieces and set stock aside.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon of butter in a pan, add green capsicum, red capsicum, mushrooms and garlic and sauté for two to three minutes. Set aside. In another pan heat the remaining butter and add refined flour. Sauté till the flour is pinkish in colour and gives off a nice aroma.

Step 3

Add milk gradually stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed. Once it comes to a boil, add the chicken stock and freshly crushed black peppercorns. Stir well. Cut the chicken into medium sized pieces and add to the white sauce. Add the sautéed vegetables. Whisk egg yolk and fresh cream well. Add it slowly to the chicken and vegetable mixture and mix lightly.

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