Is Turkey Good for You?
Turkey is comparable to chicken, with a few differences. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 3 ounces of skinless dark turkey meat is lower in calories (147 calories) and fat (5 total grams) than chicken thigh meat, which has 164 calories and 9 total g of fat. Turkey breast and chicken breast are a little closer in their numbers, with 3 ounces of turkey breast coming in a little leaner than chicken breast (1.77 g of fat vs. 3 g, respectively). Like chicken, turkey is a great source of lean protein and provides several vitamins and minerals.
Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?
As is, this recipe is not gluten-free due to the all-purpose flour. However, you can make it gluten-free by using gluten-free all-purpose flour when you make the gravy.
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Can I Use Dried Thyme Instead of Fresh?
Yes, if you don’t have fresh thyme on hand, you can use 2 teaspoons of dried thyme instead.
How Do I Thicken the Gravy?
To thicken the gravy, we use a paste made with flour and softened butter. This paste is whisked into the cooking liquid in a saucepan. When the mixture is brought to a boil, the butter melts and then the flour is evenly dispersed into the hot liquid, thickening it. Be sure to whisk the gravy well to prevent lumps.
What Can I Serve with Slow-Cooker Turkey Thighs with Herb Gravy?
Serve this comforting main dish over the holidays or any day of the week with side dishes like Au Gratin Potatoes, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Kale-Butternut Squash Gratin, Broccoli Casserole or Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and steamed green beans for a dinner that everyone will love.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Make With Leftover Turkey?
If you have any leftover turkey, shred the meat and make Leftover Turkey Stew, Leftover Turkey Hand Pies, Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup, Chipotle Turkey Tostadas or Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries & Turkey for delicious meals throughout the week.
Additional reporting by Carrie Myers, M.S. and Jan Valdez