Best Creamed Turkey With Thyme Biscuits

"I love creamed turkey but always hated gravy in it. My mom use to make this and since then I have added a few of my touches. My biscuits is what makes it so good along with the sherry wine that warms up the sauce."
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  • Sauce -- It in medium size pot, melt the butter and add the chicken until well heated through, 5 or so minutes on medium heat. Add the flour and mix to combine well. Add the milk, sherry, thyme, salt and pepper and stir until well mixed and cook on medium until the sauce becomes thick. Reduce to low while you make the biscuits.
  • Note: if you like the sauce thicker go a bit shy of the milk or just the opposite you want it thinner or more sauce -- just add more milk.
  • Biscuits -- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, add the bisquick, milk, thyme, cheddar and pepper and mix well. On a cookie or baking sheets lined with parchment or sprayed with pam drop spoonfuls of the mix on the pan. I like a couple of spoonfuls per biscuit. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serving -- Slice in half on your plate and serve the creamed turkey on top. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve this with a nice green vegetable like broccoli rabe which could be roasted right along with the biscuits. Comfort food doesn't get much better.

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  1. Me, too, I don't like gravy in creamed chicken or turkey. And I always use sherry in my cream sauces; it does enhance the taste. For a slightly different flavor, Marsala works too. And this is the process I have always used, with the addition of onions and fresh mushrooms to the butter before I add the turkey. Tarragon adds to the flavor. Only thing different: I don't use Bisquick, have my own recipe, Cloud Biscuits, which goes together almost as quickly and they are really really good. Didn't add the cheese though. So, all-in-all, a good recipe and actually a very good lesson in making a cream sauce. Sarasota, thanks for posting . . . Janet
  2. This is an astonishingly delicious recipe! I asked SarasotaCook about the interesting process to make it and she "this is how my Mom made it". Since Mom Knows Best, I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out flawless! It was so well-received by my family that they begged me to make it the next evening: how can you turn down a request like that? The 2nd time I added shittake mushrooms and served it over baked potatoes but the thyme biscuits initially made were incredible. The thyme and sherry are such a superb combination together; this proves that you can have simple ingredients turn into a sublime meal. :)
  3. Loved how easy and tasty this was. Made it for two to use up the last of my turkey breast. Made the biscuits using Recipe #372456 but adding the thyme and cheese. Turned out so good.
  4. This is a wonderful recipe. Everyone loved it.
  5. WOW! Perfect and easy. This had the best taste with just the right flavors. I eliminated the salt, used unsalted butter and Heart Smart Bisquick due to sodium restrictions but I'm sure it made no difference. I have leftover biscuits which I wrapped and put in the freezer to use with some leftover cooked chicken next time.


<p>Growing up in Michigan, I spent my summers at my cottage in the Northern part up by Traverscity. On a lake, big garden which had all the vegetables you could imagine. My mom taught school, so summers were our vacation time. Gramps and I fished all the time so fresh fish was always on the menu, perch, blue gill, walleye and small and large mouth bass. At age 5 I learned how to clean my own fish and by 10 I was making dinner, canning vegetables and fruits, making pies and fresh breads. Apples fresh picked every fall, strawberries in June and July, Cherries at the Cherry Festival in Traverscity. So fresh foods always were a big part. Mom worked as a teacher during the year so dinner was more traditional with pot roasts, meatloaf, etc, but it seemed we always had fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the meal. Mom also didn't use as many spices as I do, but times were different back then. <br /> <br />So ... My motto is ... There is NO Right and NO Wrong with cooking. So many people thing they have to follow a recipe. But NO ... a recipe is a method and directions to help and teach someone. Cooking is about personal tastes and flavors. I love garlic ... and another person may not. I like heat ... but you may not. Recipes are building blocks, NOT text ground in stone. Use them to make and build on. Even my recipes I don't follow most times --They are a base. That is what cooking is to me. A base of layer upon layer of flavors. <br /> <br />I still dislike using canned soups or packaged gravies/seasoning ... but I admit, I do use them. I have a few recipes that use them. But I try to strive to teach people to use fresh ingredients, they are first ... so much healthier for you ... and second, in the end less expensive. But we all have our moments including me. <br /> <br />So, lets see ... In the past, I have worked as a hostess, bartender, waitress, then a short order cook, salad girl in the kitchen, sort of assistant chef, head chef, co owner of a restaurant ... now a consultant to a catering company/restaurant, I cater myself and I'm a personal chef for a elderly lady. I work doing data entry during the day, and now and then try to have fun which is not very often due to my job(s). <br /> <br />I have a 21 year old who at times is going on 12, aren't they all. Was married and now single and just trying to enjoy life one day at a time. I'm writing a cookbook ... name is still in the works but it is dedicated to those people who never learned, to cook. Single Moms, Dads, or Just Busy Parents. Those individuals that think you can't make a great dinner for not a lot of money. You can entertain on a budget and I want people to know that gourmet tasting food doesn't have to be from a can of soup or a box, and healthy food doesn't come from a drive through. There are some really good meals that people can make which are healthy and will save money but taste amazing. So I guess that is my current goal. We all take short cuts and I have no problem with that - I do it too. I volunteer and make food for the homeless every couple of months, donating my time and money. I usually make soup for them and many times get donations from a local grocery stores, Sams Club, Walmart etc, with broth, and vegetables. It makes my cost very little and well worth every minute I spend. Like anyone, life is always trying to figure things out and do the best we can and have fun some how along the way.</p>
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