IDDSI Level 4/5 Chicken a la King

Thickened chicken a la king IDDSI level 5 on white plate

This is a delicious dish featuring our Thick & Easy® Level 5 Ground Chicken in a rich, creamy sauce with rice and veggies. This recipe meets IDDSI Levels 5, 6 and 7, along with a variation for those needing IDDSI Level 4.


6 Servings 12 Servings
Butter 2 tsp 1 Tbsp
Fresh mushroom, sliced 1 1/2 oz 3 oz
Onions, diced 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
Butter 5 Tbsp 10 Tbsp
Flour 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
Chicken broth 1 1/2 cups 3 cups
Milk 1 cup 2 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp 1 tsp
Black pepper 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
THICK & EASY® Minced Ground Chicken – Level 5 Ready
Item: 114402
1 1/2 cups 3 cups
THICK & EASY® Bulk Pureed Peas – IDDSI Level 4
Item: 38561
6 Tbsp 3/4 cup
Pimento, very finely diced (or pureed) 1 1/2 tsp 1 Tbsp
THICK & EASY® Bulk Pureed Rice – IDDSI Level 4
Item: 114400
3 cups 6 cups

Pureed (IDDSI Level 4) Version: Remove prepared portions needed and puree until smooth. Liquid and/or thickener may be added to achieve proper consistency. Serve over pureed rice per serving instructions in Level 5 recipe.

How To Prepare

  1. Sauté mushrooms and onions in first amount of butter until tender. Remove from pan and grind or puree in food processor. Set aside.
  2. Melt second amount of butter in saucepan. Add flour and stir with wire whisk until mixture is smooth.
  3. Add chicken broth and milk; whisk until blended.
  4. Bring to boil, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened.
  5. Add thawed Thick & Easy® Ground Chicken (IDDSI Level 5), ground mushrooms and onions, salt and pepper. Stir and heat until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. To serve: Portion 1/2 cup heated Thick & Easy® Bulk Pureed Thickened Rice onto serving plate (see serving suggestions).
  7. Top with one #8 scoop chicken a la king mixture.
  8. Add small dollops or use piping bag to portion 1 Tbsp per serving of THICK & EASY® Bulk Pureed Peas – IDDSI Level 4, thawed & heated to serving temperature (165°F) and ground/pureed pimento (1/4 tsp per serving) on top of chicken mixture.

Serving Suggestions

  • Garnish with finely diced parsley, if desired.
  • Instead of individually portioning the pureed peas and pimento per serving, they may be added to the entire chicken mixture prior to serving. Simply swirl the peas into the chicken mixture and fold in finely diced or pureed pimento. Portion one #8 scoop chicken a la king per serving and serve over pureed thickened rice.
  • Rice may be served in a variety of ways:
  • Portion 1/2 cup onto plate and spread evenly
  • Serve straight from the bag by making a very small snip in the corner of the bag and pipe onto plate.
  • Place rice in a pastry bag with desired tip and pipe onto plate.
  • Press through a potato ricer to achieve a more realistic “rice” shape.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (#8 scoop) of chicken a la king and rice

Calories: 360

Total Fat: 25g

Saturated Fat: 10g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 980mg

Total Carbs: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Total Sugars: 4g

Protein: 13g

Vitamin D: 2% DV

Calcium: 6% DV

Iron: 6% DV

Potassium: 4% DV