Chickpea à la King

Chicken à la King, or “King-style Chicken” has been a favorite dish across Europe and America for over a century. Here is a vegetarian take on the dish, using Chickpeas (garbanzos). This is a great one-dish meal for a cold day. It also works great for potlucks or as an addition to a holiday feast!

Chickpea à la King

Yield: 4 quarts

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
Calories 247 kcal


COOK in salt water

  • 14 oz fettuccine noodles

STEAM until tender

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 14 oz chickpeas (garbanzo) OR 2 c cooked chickpeas

BLEND until smooth

  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 14 oz coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp sesame tahini
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder OR cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Country Style Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast optional
  • 7 oz diced pimento (Blend half, set other half aside.)

ADD later:

  • 1 1/2 c water (Use to rinse out blender.)

ADD last:

  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms canned, optional


  1. COOK noodles until al dente. My favorite are the Tinkyada Fettuccini noodles, and they take about 9 minutes to cook.

  2. DRAIN noodles and set aside.

  3. CHOP veggies and steam in a large kettle with the water, until they are tender.

  4. STIR occasionally and add more water if needed.

  5. POUR blended mixture into cooked veggies.

  6. SIMMER for about 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick.

  7. ADD remaining pimento, chopped mushrooms, and frozen peas.

  8. SIMMER 2-3 minutes until peas are cooked.

  9. POUR over cooked fettuccine noodles, and stir.

  10. SET aside for 10-15 minutes.

  11. ADD more hot water, if needed.

  12. SERVE immediately or refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t want to use pasta, you can serve the veggies and sauce over cooked brown rice.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea à la King
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 596mg26%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1770IU35%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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