Are you looking for a delicious chicken fillet ala king? Give a try to this hearty and delicious recipe that we will make from scratch. Even the ala king sauce, we will make from the start. It is a perfect comfort food packed with flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.
To make this delicious chicken fillet ala king, you will need a few chicken breasts or other types of chicken meat, a homemade ala king sauce, butter, garlic, and a little bit of spinach.
All you will need to do is to fry the chicken breast fillets in butter, then mix them with the ala king sauce to simmer for a few minutes, and in the end, add a few veggies for extra nutrients and color to your plate.
One of the advantages of this recipe is that you can use your leftover ingredients, and it is incredibly versatile. You can experiment with a lot of ingredients while preparing it, plus you can serve it near almost anything.
You can serve it over rice, noodles, or even mashed potatoes, and it will still taste fantastic. If you want to add some extra veggies to your meal, you can also throw some mushrooms, bell peppers, or peas into the mix.
Not only is this dish a great option for a cozy family dinner, but it also makes for excellent leftovers.
Simply store any leftover Chicken Fillet Ala King in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it should last for up to three days.
You can also freeze any extra portions for up to three months, making it a convenient and delicious option for meal prep.
So go ahead and give this recipe a try, and see for yourself why Chicken Fillet Ala King has been a beloved classic for generations.
🥰 Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- It is an easy and quick recipe to make, which is perfect for beginner cooks.
- It is a versatile recipe that can be served with rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes, making it a great option for any meal.
- With fresh ingredients like chicken breast and spinach, this dish is packed with essential nutrients and vitamins.
- It’s simply delicious. From the juicy chicken to the homemade ala king sauce, every bite of this dish is sure to be bursting with flavor.
🥘 Ingredients and Substitutes
- Butter. We are using butter to fry the chicken breasts in it. If you don’t like to use butter for frying, you can substitute it with the frying oil you usually use.
- Garlic. You can omit it altogether or use dried garlic instead.
- Chicken Breast. You can use other parts of the chicken. You can use a rotisserie chicken to shorten the cooking time even more. In this case, just add the a la king sauce and spinach over it and cook for about 5 minutes until the spinach softens.
- Seasonings. I used a simple mix of salt and pepper. Feel free to add any other favorite spices.
- A la King Sauce. I used a homemade a la king sauce, but if you want to shorten the cooking time and process, you can use your favorite store-bought a la king sauce.
- Spinach. I used fresh spinach, but you can easily replace it with frozen spinach.
👩🍳 Step-by-step Directions
If you decide to make everything from scratch like me, then take a frying pan, and melt butter in it.
Meanwhile, clean the garlic cloves, cut them into halves, and fry them in the melted butter for about 30 seconds.
After that, add the chicken breast to the flavored melted butter and season the meat with salt and pepper.
Cook for 5-7 minutes on both sides or until the chicken meat is golden.
After lightly browning the chicken breast on both sides, add the ala king sauce into the frying pan over the meat.
Mix well to coat the chicken with the sauce. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes.
Pro Tip: To obtain more uniform cooking, every 10 minutes, flip the chicken breasts on the other side.
After this, add the fresh spinach and cook it for about 5 minutes or until it softens.
Pro Tip: Take care not to cook the spinach for too long because it will become too soft and will have an unpleasant taste and texture.
In the end, you will get a creamy meal packed full of flavors.
Serve it while it is still hot because you will get the best creamy texture.
Consider serving it near some sauteed or mashed vegetables.
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
Serve your Chicken Fillet Ala King over a bed of fluffy white rice or mashed potatoes.
Another great option is to serve the ala king chicken fillet over your favorite types of noodles, such as fettuccine or linguine.
If you want a light meal, consider serving the ala king chicken fillet near a fresh and colorful side salad, such as a Caesar salad or mixed greens with vinaigrette, which will provide a nice contrast to the hearty Chicken Fillet Ala King.
And, of course, you can serve the chicken fillet just near some crunchy bread slices to soak up any leftover sauce and make for a satisfying and comforting meal.
🏆 Expert Tips. What to Pay Attention To?
- Be sure to season your chicken with salt and pepper before cooking. This will add flavor and enhance the taste of the dish.
- Pay attention to not overcook the chicken. Overcooking the chicken will result in tough and dry meat. Cook the chicken until it’s just cooked through, and remove it from the pan to avoid overcooking.
- If you have fresh spinach, consider using it, as it will add an earthy flavor to the sauce.
Answering Your Questions
Can I make this dish ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the chicken, vegetables, and sauce ahead of time and refrigerate them separately. Assemble the dish just before serving and heat it up in a skillet or microwave until heated through.
Can I use different vegetables in the dish?
Yes, you can use different vegetables such as carrots, corn, or green beans depending on your preference. Adjust the cooking time for the vegetables as needed.
Can I make this dish spicy?
Yes, you can add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the dish for added spice. Adjust the amount of seasoning to your preference. You can also use hot sauce or diced jalapeño peppers for added heat.
Chicken Fillet Ala King
- In a frying pan, melt the butter and fry the crushed garlic in it for around 30 seconds.1 tablespoon Butter, 2 cloves Garlic
- Season the chicken breast fillets with salt and pepper and put it into the frying pan over the rest of the ingredients.Salt, Black Pepper, 18 oz Chicken Breast
- Fry it for about 2-3 minutes on each side on medium-high heat until it will get a nice golden color.
- Add the ala king sauce over chicken fillets and mix well until the meat will be covered by the sauce. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 30 minutes on low heat.2 cups A la King Sauce
- In the end, add the spinach, and mix it until it will soften. It should take about 5 minutes.4 oz Spinach
- After the spinach has softened, the Chicken fillet ala king is ready to be served!
I highly recommend reading the entire recipe to find more tips and notes about this recipe. Read Full Recipe ⇑
- Ensure not to overcook the spinach and chicken breast.
- Flip the meat every 10 minutes on another side for a more evenly cooking of chicken breast.