Saturday, November 24, 2018

Turkey a la King

Turkey a la King
(File Photo)
It's like clockwork!  Every year! Two days after Thanksgiving I make Turkey a la King for dinner.  This delicious dinner is quick.  Easy, too.  Small chunks of Roasted Turkey surrounded by mixed veggies in a creamy sauce.  The sauce is flavored with Parsley and Basil.  Oh yum!  This is served over toasted bread.  Now, how easy is that to prepare??  Sure, one can bake a Turkey Pot Pie, but why deal with a pie crust here?  Even if you purchase the pie crust.  What can be easier than toasting the needed bread slices to use?

Now you know why this is my go to dinner 2 days after Thanksgiving!  It's quick and easy!  Are you ready to prepare this too?

Turkey a la King
serves 2- 3 people

1/4 Cup Margarine/ Butter (I use unsalted.)
1/3 Cup Flour
1 Cup Chicken or Turkey Broth
     (I use College Inn Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth.)
1 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon dried Parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried Basil
1 Cup Turkey chunks (cooked), cut up, more if desired
2 Cups cooked Carrots & Peas (or Mixed Vegetables)

Sliced Bread, Toasted, 1- 2 slices/ person

  1.  Melt Margarine/ Butter in large skillet/ large pot.
  2.  Remove skillet from Medium heat and slowly stir in Flour.
  3.  Return to heat and slowly add in Chicken Broth & Milk while slowly stirring constantly.
  4.  Continue stirring over heat until sauce is thick and bubbly.
  5.  Add dried Parsley and dried Basil.
  6.  Add cooked Turkey chunks.
  7.  Add in cooked vegetables.
  8.  Stir and heat mixture for 1 - 2 Minutes.
  9.  Serve over toasted Bread.
If you have enough Roasted Turkey to prepare a double batch, it's a great idea to double the recipe!  Any extra portions freeze very well. 

For another dinner, another night- after defrosting, if frozen- I add a little more Milk to the reheating pot.  Stir as it reheats.  

Whenever I prepare this for dinner, we always have cranberry sauce, too!  Sometimes, there may be a little leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving Dinner.   It's almost time for me to start dinner, so I need to take out my large pot.  



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sounds wonderful! I eat a little Waldorf salad with my turkey meals for something sweet! But I always loved Cranberry sauce best! Enjoy your day! Happy holidays!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- This is a fave dinner with us. Always with cranberry sauce! :)