Turkey a La King Recipe

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These tasty appetizers look so cute served in pastry shells! They're a great way to use up leftver chicken or turkey, too. You might want to make a double batch. No one can eat just one!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 6 pastry shells or pieces of toast

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 1203 calories, 68g fat (31g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 1258mg sodium, 113g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in flour and sugar until a paste forms. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cream, turkey and mushrooms; heat through. Serve either in pastry shells or over toast. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey a La King in Country Woman November/December 1994, p35

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