Posted by goodcookbecky on September 6, 2011
We have had a busy few weeks at our home. Two weekends ago, I had friends visiting from Austria, my son turned 8, and my daughter decided that that weekend would be a cool time to need surgery to have her appendix removed. My husband and I took 12 hour shifts at the hospital to see her through. She came out fine and has even returned to school!
This week was much tamer, but I still had friends over because their daughter is about to leave for England to attend College and we won’t see her for a while. I made ribs and chicken. With plenty of chicken left over I wanted to use up a bulk of the leftovers. Chicken A La King is one dish the whole family enjoys. Since you use cooked chicken it does not take very long to prepare and is flavorful. Chicken A La King is chicken in a white gravy served over toasted bread. You can also use the base of this recipe to use up left over turkey.
The recipe is adapted from a book called Kitchen Keepsakes (pg 148 Book 2)
Chicken A La King (or Turkey A La King)
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups warm chicken broth
- 2 cups half and half
- 4-5 cups chopped cooked chicken (or turkey)
- 1 (3 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1/2 cup pimiento, chopped
- Toasted bread
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Saute the carrots, celery and onion until tender, about 15 minutes. Add the flour and salt and stir constantly until the flour is no longer raw. Reduce the heat to medium and slowly add in the chicken broth whisking it to get the mixture smooth. Add the half and half, stirring constantly until heated through and slightly thickened. Add in the chicken, mushrooms and pimientos and heat through. Taste and season with more salt if desired. Serve over toasted bread.
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Posted by goodcookbecky on January 28, 2011
Turkey burgers – you don’t like them because they are dry and lack flavor. Well, these will change your mind about them.
These have wonderful flavor and are moist as well. Serve on a bun with sliced tomato and pickle and a smear of mayo. Yum. I had to take my son to kids choir and my husband and two daughters had the four leftover burgers for dinner and they liked them even better the second day. (They were fully cooked the day before and just warmed up in the microwave) These also freeze well. I like to cook my onions, because I do not like the taste of raw onion. I used a sweet Walla Walla Onion this time, but any onion will do the job. Red onions would also be very nice in this burger. I feel the onions add moisture to the burger once they are cooked. The egg you could use egg whites, but I think they hold together better with yolk. Substitute fresh parsley for the dried if you have it on hand. I think basil would also be very nice in this burger. I hope you enjoy.
Juicy Turkey Burgers
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 lbs ground turkey (mix of white and dark meat)
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp McCormick Grill Mates (Montreal Steak) seasoning
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 2 large eggs
- 10-12 large burger buns, toasted
Heat a small skillet over medium high heat and cook the onions in olive oil until they are tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for one more minute. Allow to cool a bit.
In the meantime, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, parsley, seasonings, and Worcestershire and soy sauce. Add the cooled onion mixture and stir to combine. Beat the two eggs and add to the meat mixture. Stir to combine everything together. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil. Shape the meat into 10-12 patties. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes each side, or until they are no longer pink in the center. Top with cheese if desired, but they are quite delicious just with mayonnaise and tomatoes. I served them on toasted burger buns.
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