Definition of chicken à la king in English:

chicken à la king


mass noun
  • Cooked breast of chicken in a cream sauce with mushrooms and peppers.

    • ‘There are many stories about the origin of Chicken à la King, and many of them sound plausible.’
    • ‘Obviously, dishes similar to chicken à la king were being served at the time.’
    • ‘Hearty and comforting, Chicken à la King goes equally well over pasta or rice.’


Said to be named after E. Clark King, proprietor of a New York hotel.