Our Thanksgiving leftovers got a make over with Nancy Fuller's (Food Network September 2016) Divine Chicken Divan. The recipe was adapted with turkey substituted for chicken. It's comfort food that serves 6-8 and perfect for chilly late autumn meals. Even picky vegetable eaters will embrace the dish.
Divine Turkey DivanCook's notes: Julia Child would approve of this recipe with butter and cream in the ingredients. The wild rice and turkey are cooked ahead for easier preparation. It's a hearty company worthy dish packed with lots of flavor.
- 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs e.g. Panko
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds, crushed
- 1 large head of broccoli cut into 2 inch florets, about 4-5 cups
- 1 cup mushrooms, diced
- 4 TB. butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 TB. chopped fresh sage or 1-1/2 tsp. dried herbes de Provence
- 2 TB. white wine or sherry
- 1 cup chicken broth. low sodium
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup green scallions, chopped or 1 cup sweet onions, diced
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Gruyere, white cheddar or light Swiss cheese
- 3 cups cooked meat chicken or turkey, diced
- 2 cups cooked wild rice
- Mix topping ingredients and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 2-1/2 qt. size baking pan.
- In a large bowl add chopped turkey, broccoli florets, mushrooms and wild rice. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When butter is melted add sage or herbes de Provence and let sizzle a minute. Add flour and cook roux 2-3 minutes avoid getting it brown.
- Add in wine or sherry and cook to reduce it away about 1 minutes.
- Whisk in broth, milk cream, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, whisking to make sure lumps are out. Cook on low heat until thickened about 6 minutes. Add a pinch of nutmeg.
- Stir in scallions or onions and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted. Pour sauce over the broccoli, turkey, wild rice and mushrooms.
- Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over the turkey mixture.
- Bake uncovered about 35 minutes.
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