Superb! We like to call this dish ‘Queen of the Slow Cooker’ as you feel like royalty eating it

Let me just say, nothing screams comfort like Chicken a la King, especially when it slowly simmers to perfection while you’re ticking things off your busy to-do list.
A classic dish that’s been around since the early 1900s, Chicken a la King has that nostalgic vibe of family dinners at your grandparents’ house, but with the ease of modern-day slow cookers, it’s a breeze to make! It’s creamy, it’s hearty, and let me tell you, it will make your house smell like love. If you’re looking to impress with minimal effort or just longing for that cozy hug-in-a-bowl, you’ve got to try my Slow Cooker Chicken a la King. Perfect for meal prep or feeding a crowd without breaking a sweat!

Now, I love to ladle this over some fluffy white rice or mashed potatoes, but you could totally get creative here. Think egg noodles, or, if you’re looking to keep it light, a bed of steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice works wonders too! And hey, why not toss in a side of bright, buttery peas or a crisp green salad to get those greens in? Balance, am I right?

– 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– 1 small onion, diced
– 1 cup sliced mushrooms
– 1 red bell pepper, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
– 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)
– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

1. In your slow cooker, gently toss the chicken pieces with flour, paprika, salt, and pepper until coated.
2. Add the diced onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, minced garlic, and give it a nice stir to mix.
3. Pour in the chicken broth, and let’s not forget that optional splash of sherry for a little zing! Sprinkle in the dried thyme.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, until the chicken is super tender and practically sings when you poke it.
5. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in those frozen peas and carrots, and let them get all cozy with the chicken.
6. Lastly, swirl in the heavy cream for that irresistible silky-smooth sauce and let it warm through.
7. Don’t forget to give it a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
8. Serve it up and garnish with that fresh, vibrant parsley – it’s like confetti for your food!
Variations & Tips:
– If you’re dairy-free, swap out the heavy cream for coconut milk. It’s different but still delish!
– Want to sneak in more veggies? Toss in some spinach or kale during the last few minutes of cooking.
– Leftover turkey? Perfect substitution for the chicken after those holiday meals.
– Store leftovers in the fridge and enjoy it for lunch the next day; it’s even better after the flavors mingle overnight.And there you have it, my “Queen of the Slow Cooker” Chicken a la King. Keep me posted on your culinary adventures with this one, and remember, even on the busiest days, there’s always time for a home-cooked meal when you’ve got a slow cooker and a little imagination. Happy cooking!

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