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Turkey a la King

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This has to be one of the most popular uses for leftover turkey and chicken. I usually add a little turmeric and curry powder for added colour, and….my family really likes their curry! But a true Turkey a la King contains neither. The turmeric is an excellent preventative measure, and in my opinion should be used in cooking whenever the opportunity arises. (For more information on the use of spices and herbs and their healing and preventative properties, check the ‘categories’ section of blog)


½ c butter or margarine

1 small green bell pepper, chopped

1 cup sliced mushrooms, or 1 small canned mushrooms, drained

½ c all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1½ c milk

1¼ c chicken broth

2 c cut up cooked turkey

2 seeded and diced jalepeno peppers (optional)

3 c hot cooked rice or 12 triangles toasted bread

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the green pepper and mushrooms, cooking until the pepper is tender-crisp.
  2. Add the flour, salt and pepper. Stirring constantly to prevent burning, continue cooking over medium-high heat, until the mixture bubbles.
  3. Stir in the milk and the broth.
  4. Bring to the boiling point, still stirring constantly.
  5. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the turkey and diced jalapeno pepper, and continue cooking until the turkey has warmed.
  7. Serve over rice or toasted triangles with your choice of colourful vegetable. (More cost cutting and economical recipes for leftover turkey, and so much more are available in the ‘category’ section of the blog)