Chicken or Turkey a La King

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mother passed this recipe on to me and I'm passing it on to my daughter. The whole family loves this comfort food and it's a great use for leftover turkey! Depending on the amount of leftover turkey, I sometimes triple the recipe. Serve over a bed of rice or on it's own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute mushrooms and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt butter and add flour, whisking until thick.
  3. Gradually add milk while whisking until you get a thick sauce.
  4. Add all ingredients except mayonnaise and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add mayonnaise last and stir thoroughly.
  6. Season with salt & pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

Loved this recipe and will make again. The only thing I did a little different was add red pepper for color and also used 1/2 &1/2 cream. Very rich and velvet. Was terrific.

beavergirl16 May 20, 2013

You can't go wrong with this. I followed the recipe exactly with only one substitution. I used 1/2 & 1/2 cream instead of milk. Oooh rich! I made it in a glass pan ahead of time, up to adding the mayonaise. then put it in the 'frig while my friend and I had happy hour. When we wanted dinner, I reheated it and added the mayonaise. I served it over puff pastry shells with green peas on the side. Yummy!!!

Sheila in Canada April 13, 2008

This was fantastic!! We had no olives, so I used a bit of celery and onion. We also added about a half can of sweet peas. It will be a regular in our house from now on--my 6 year old son even liked it!!!

relivmom September 18, 2006

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