Lighter Turkey and Biscuits

You know how you look for recipes on the internet and bookmark your favourite ones hoping that you'll remember to try it out one day. I did just that with this recipe from   You'll notice though I did my own variation with turkey instead of chicken.  For some reason I was a fast chef and my boyfriend was even surprised that I could finish a meal with homemade biscuits in 15 minutes even though the recipe said 40 minutes.  Here's my variation that's fast and easy.  While the biscuits are baking I put together the rest and they were done at the same time  Now that's fast chopping.  My variation suits 2 people.  We both had seconds and gobbled it up.  Great idea for your turkey leftovers:

Turkey and Biscuits

  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup low-fat (1 percent) milk
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 - 2 cups boneless turkey, diced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole-wheat flour, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 cup milk; add to flour mixture, and stir until moistened. Drop four 1/4-cup scoops of dough onto a baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 5-quart Dutch oven or large heavy pot, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add carrots, celery, and onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle vegetables with remaining 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour; stir in remaining 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, and thyme. Simmer until liquid is thickened, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Add turkey; simmer until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve chicken stew with biscuits.