Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Satisying but not worth repeating
Manhattan Turkey (or Chicken) al la King
Passport To Flavor Copyright 1993
8 ounces wide egg noodles I used an entire bag of whole wheat egg noodles
1 pound boneless turkey or chicken, cut into strips I used chicken
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can (14 ½ ounces) pasta style chunky tomatoes I used diced organic tomatoes
1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cream of celery soup I used 98% fat-free
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, slices
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In large skillet, brown turkey in oil over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Add remaining ingredients, except for noodles. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Remove cover; cook 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot noodles. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
This dish in no way resembles traditional chicken a la king but it wasn't bad. It was definitely healthier than the traditional version. It was a satisfying weekday meal but not something I would make again. There are just too many chicken recipes out there. I only remake the very best ones. Also, there are lots of reports of peanut allergic kids getting mystery reactions after eating Cambell's soup and I felt a little weird after eating this which could purely have been psychological or maybe it was the MSG. I'm still a little hypersensitive after my mysery reaction. My son was fine but he didn't eat a lot of the sauce. I think the fat-free version probably has more weird stuff in there than the full-fat version, to make up for the fat.
We have slippery roads today and for some reason I can't seem to work up the nerve to get out there and get to work. I hate driving on slippery roads but my fear isn't usually this debilitating. I tried once but traffic was a standstill from an accident and I got nervous and came back home. I'm such a wuss.
Blast From The Past: Chicken Enchiladas from October 2006. Now that is a chicken recipe worth making over and over.
Question of the Day: What dish do you make for dinner most often?