Friday, November 25, 2011

Turkey Ala King


Turkey Ala King is always on of my plans for leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I am a sucker for anything with a creamy sauce. Since we only had enough leftover turkey for one recipe; this was it.

I went heavy on the turkey as husband mentioned the last batch had more peas than meat.

Oh the horror. :D

Actually I went heavy on the veggies too.  I served it over leftover ciabatta bread; it's delicious over any bread or toast....or toasted bread! I have also served it over buttermilk biscuits which is excellent.

This recipe certainly works with chicken and you could use any cooked cut up chicken or turkey. But I especially like using the meat from a leftover roasted turkey and I think using a little dark meat adds a lot of flavor

The original recipe called for green pepper, which stays out of all of my recipes. That is my idea of horror. But this time I did add some red pepper and I thought it was nice, for both flavor and a little color. 

Adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

¼ cup Butter Or Margarine
½ cup Frozen Peas , thawed
¾ cup Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup Onion, chopped
1/4 cup Red Pepper, chopped
¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
¾ cup Milk
¾ cup Chicken Broth
1 cup Cut-Up Cooked Turkey or Chicken

Directions:

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.

Cook onions, peas, mushrooms and red pepper in butter, stirring occasionally, until onion and pepper is crisp-tender.

Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly; remove from heat.

Stir in milk and broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.

Stir in turkey; cook until hot.

Serve over bread or toast.

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