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Classy Turkey ala King

Classy Turkey ala King is a throwback recipe that I adapted many years ago. And boy this turkey, gravy and biscuits taste like comfort food at its best.

Updated post from November 15, 2017.

classy turkey ala king 2-1 shows chunks of turkey with gravy over fluffy biscuits


Whether you Google Turkey ala King or Chicken ala King, you will find that it has been around a long time…way back to the late 1800s. There are many variations to who invented it, so it is hard to say. I cannot say exactly how many years I have been making this recipe, but it is definitely a lot! It is one of my oldest recipe cards. It probably came out of necessity when I was feeding a family, and had to stretch meals to make ends meet. But it is certainly a keeper!

Here is what makes this great turkey, gravy and biscuits:

  • It works well with both turkey and chicken…equally good!
  • Use fresh mushrooms or canned…equally good!
  • This easy recipe requires 15 minutes of your time.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • biscuits – big variety
  • turkey – chopped or shredded
  • butter
  • onions – diced
  • mushrooms – canned or fresh
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • salt & pepperclassy turkey ala king 3 shows the ingredients used turkey, flour, mushrooms chicken broth, butter, milk, salt and pepper, onions and biscuits

Join me as we make turkey, gravy and biscuits.

A full printable recipe is available in the recipe card toward the end of this post.

  1. Bake the biscuits as directed on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the onion and mushrooms in the butter.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until bubbly.
  4. Stir in the chicken broth and milk.
  5. Add in the turkey, and serve over the biscuits.


classy turkey ala king 4 show how to saute the onions and murhsoorm in the butter

By cooking the flour by making the roux, you actually get rid of the flour taste.

classy turkey ala king 5 shows how to make the roux

TIP: An alternative to fresh onions is to buy the frozen diced ones in the freezer section of the grocery store. An added benefit to doing this is that you will not struggle with tears from the gasses that release from the onions while you chop them which is a win-win.

What should I serve with this recipe?

I like to serve mashed potatoes alongside this dish. In that way, you have the option of serving the gravy over the biscuits and the potatoes. Now that is real comfort food!

How long can I refrigerate this recipe? Can I freeze this recipe?

I would not refrigerate this recipe for more than four days. But you can freeze it for up to three months.

classy turkey ala king 6 shows the final sauce simmering

The butter in the recipe makes for a very rich, creamy gravy that is perfect on top of flaky, buttery biscuits.  I prefer the large biscuits, but you can use whatever you prefer. Why not serve my Seasoned Green Beans and New Potatoes  alongside Classy Turkey ala King.  You’ll be glad you did. Need a great dessert? Try my Bread Pudding Smores Pie. See my Poultry category for more recipes like this. The Pioneer Woman has a great Easy Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe you might want to try if you want to go in another direction with your leftover turkey.

Original post images:

classy turkey ala king 1 shows the turkey in gravy over biscuits

classy turkey ala king 2 shows a fork diving in

If you like this recipe, please share and like it–Thanks!

4.84 from 6 votes
appetizing classy turkey ala king 1
Classy Turkey ala King
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Classy Turkey ala King is a throwback recipe that I adapted many years ago. You cannot go wrong with this turkey, gravy and biscuits recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, easy recipe, gravy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: Renea
  • 1 can biscuits, any variety
  • 3-4 ounces mushrooms, fresh or canned, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken, shredded or chopped
  1. Bake the biscuits according to package directions.

  2. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in the butter until soft.

  3. Blend in the flour and seasonings and cook over low heat until smooth and bubbly.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the broth and milk.

  5. Bring to a boil over low heat and boil 1 minute.

  6. Add the turkey or chicken and cook another minute.

Recipe Video

Did you make this recipe? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments and give it a star ***** rating.  xoxo Renea

I have been cooking, gardening and DIY/crafting for years to Inspire a Creation.

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Kriston M Shorter

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Super easy and get use of the left over turkey from Thanksgiving.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Thanks Kriston for the nice comment and star rating!!!


Saturday 28th of November 2020

Delicious and really simple to make with ready ingredients! Added peas and carrots. 😊


Monday 29th of November 2021

@Renea, I agree, peas are fantastic in any ala king!! Instead of broth, I use crm of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup.


Saturday 5th of December 2020

Thanks Debbie...I will try that next time.

Sabrina Riemer

Friday 27th of November 2020

I added some peas and cream of chicken soup and a little garlic powder


Saturday 5th of December 2020

Thanks for your input...your version sounds delicious!

Jerry e pestly

Thursday 20th of August 2020

Deliciously good.


Thursday 20th of August 2020

Thanks so much!


Tuesday 17th of December 2019

This is a great easy to make recipe. felt like it needed something so added some extra goodies to make it even better than the original. With the addition of some Creole seasoning, bell peppers, carrots, sweet pea to add some color along with few spices this is a winner your family will love


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Thanks for the nice comment Bill! Those add-ins sound amazing.

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