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?


Anonymous said...

I think my family would like this dish but I know they'd LOVE those enchiladas!

I finally bought some whole wheat pasta and was pleasantly surprised. Even DH thought it was good so now that's all I'm going to use. I just told him that we're going to eat less of the refined flours so we'd be healthier. The closer he gets to the big 5-0, the more he doesn't fight me. Although he still has to have his Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. LOL

Heather said...

I used to make meatloaf and spaghetti all of the time, but now I have been making a lot of chili. It is the time of year.

ThursdayNext said...

Spaghetti with turkey meatballs!

Anonymous said...

I try new recipes out all the time. I'm sure my family would appreciate it if sometimes I would just stick to the same things we know we love each and every week... I can't do that though!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

I try lots of new recipes but firm family favourites are tuna mornay, spag bol, quiche lorraine and of course the good Aussie bbq!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I can't remember what I cooked in my freestyle days. I only cooked for DH and I for less than 1 1/2 years before blogging - before that he was on night shift so we didn't share the same meals and I didn't cook proper dinners for myself.

These days not as much gets repeated, just a few things. I make Memphis-Style Pork Chops alot, quesadillas or enchiladas, baked chicken with honey mustard or bbq sauce, Cavatappi with Pepperoni. Generally I tend to repeat the simpler recipes.