Healthy Chicken a la King

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healthy chicken a la king

Healthy Chicken a la King


I had a reader ask for a request recipe makeover: Chicken a la King. I felt up to the challenge to make this dish healthy. So I pulled out my Roshto Family Cookbook and found our family recipe. 

Chicken a la King Family recipe

It looked fairly simple overall. I did some digging online and looked at Food Network’s recipe and Allrecipes. Every Chicken a la King recipe I found was different.

The key ingredients seemed to be chicken, mushrooms, onions in a creamy seasoned sauce. Some recipes served with pasta while others served with biscuits.

First I needed to cook my chicken. I melted 2 tablespoons of butter in my pan and placed the raw chicken breast in the pan to cook. I cooked on each side for a few minutes to make sure it was cooked through. This took about 20 minutes total.

Chicken a la King Family recipe

While the chicken was cooking, I got my other ingredients together. I chopped my onion, mushrooms, and shredded my squash in my food processor (to eat along with the chicken a la king).

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe



Once the chicken was cooked, I pulled it out of my skillet to chop. I added to the skillet my onion, bell peppers and mushrooms to saute. There was about a 1/2 cup of chicken broth and butter left in the pan. I also pulled out my spices: pepper, cayenne, salt, thyme, nutmeg, and parsley.


Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

After all the vegetables were tender, I added in the cream cheese and spices.

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

To make the cream sauce, I decided to use cream cheese and some broth and butter that was still in the pan from the chicken and vegetables cooking. I used just a little glucomannan to help thicken the sauce, but it really is optional.

Here is my kitchen tip: Since with glucomannan you really need to sprinkle it over your dishes, I added mine into an empty stevia shaker. You could use any shaker that has small holes. this allows you to easily add glucomannan to your dishes in a controlled fashion (instead of one big blob).  If you are out of glucomannan, this is the one I use!

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe


Once your sauce is ready, add your chicken back to the skillet and stir in.

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

To make the cream sauce, I decided to use cream cheese and some broth and butter that was still in the pan from the chicken and vegetables cooking. I used just a little glucomannan to help thicken the sauce, but it really is optional.

I served this with shredded squash and broccoli. You could also make some biscuits to go along with the Chicken a la King.

Healthy chicken a la king

healthy chicken a la king

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A healthy version of a family favorite recipe: Chicken a la King.
Angela Parker:
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 16 oz of mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup of chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp of thyme
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ of chicken broth (if you don't have any left in your skillet)
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp of glucomannan
  • (Optional: if you need more liquid to make your sauce, add in more chicken broth)

  1. Heat large skillet on medium high heat.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Cook chicken on each side for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken, leave juice and butter in skillet.
  5. Add chopped vegetables to skillet with juice left in skillet.
  6. Add salt.
  7. Saute vegetables until tender.
  8. While vegetables are cooking, cube your chicken breasts.
  9. Add in seasonings and spices: pepper, cayenne, thyme, parsley, and nutmeg
  10. Reduce heat to medium.
  11. Melt in cubed cream cheese.
  12. Once melted, sprinkle in glucomannan if you want a thicker sauce.
  13. Add your cubed chicken back to skillet and stir into sauce.
  14. Simmer until read to serve.


 We enjoyed the squash “noodles” and broccoli. What do you serve your Chicken a la King with?


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    • It was wonderful! My husband loved it – totally up his alley. What do you normally serve your Chicken a la king with? It went really well with the squash noodles. I was thinking over grain free biscuits would be yummy too.

  1. Oooh! That sounds so yummy! 🙂
    My husband is out of town for the next two weeks and I thing some (healthy) comfort food is in order!!! This is now at the TOP of my list!
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  2. I may bake biscuits next time (the perfect paleo biscuits recipe – It’s my favorite!) I think my husband would love it that way. Maybe do both the squash and the biscuits – who knows! haha.

  3. Angela, this looks really good. I like how you remade it for your reader. I’m stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Link Party. Thanks so much fro linking up and sharing this with us. I hope you’ll join us again on Friday.

  4. […] 4. Healthy Chicken a la King Fancy recipes like Chicken a la King are not off limits when it comes Paleo, you just have to get rid of some of the offending ingredients like the flour and milk that comes in the traditional version. Once you take those items out and put in healthier Paleo items you get a dish that is not just flavor packed but also comes in on the low end in regard to carbohydrates. Plenty of chicken breast means you’ll top up your protein reserves, while at the same time keeping your carbs down. The other ingredients are low-carb veggies and spices, and there’s only one item that needs to be nixed, the cream cheese, which isn’t Paleo or low-carb. Once you lose that you’re good to go. […]

  5. Just literally finished destroying (and by destroy, I mean inhaling with love) a bowl of this. Thank you so much! It was super yummy and easy to make! Served mine over brown rice. It was a hit among the household!

  6. Has anyone done this in the Instapot? It would seem that this would be a good fit. My family loved it according to the recipe. They ate it over biscuits and I was happy putting over the broccolli as I forgot to get the squash noodles.

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