Leftover Turkey Stir Fry

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leftover turkey stir fry

I love the way leftover turkey forces me to be creative. Back when I didn’t mind bread, it was easy – turkey salad on bread, quesadillas, paninis, enchiladas and pizza were the obvious solution. Now that I’m trying to minimize bread and grains, things have become more challenging – and more interesting.

This delicious turkey stir fry coats the leftover turkey with a very welcome Chinese-style sauce. With the addition of sauteed onions, garlic, ginger and vegetables, the turkey is transformed into a completely new, very tasty dish. And it’s ready fast, especially if you use frozen, pre-chopped vegetables.

Leftover Turkey Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 lb. leftover white turkey meat, skinless (dark meat is fine too)
  • 1 lb. package frozen chopped vegetables (I used a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
  • 3 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil (unrefined will taste too coconutty)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Slice the turkey meat into strips. Set aside.
  2. Place the frozen vegetables in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water, cover and microwave 3 minutes. Stir, cover again, and microwave 2 more minutes or until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes and cornstarch. Set aside.
  4. In a large, deep skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  5. Add the turkey meat, the vegetables and the sauce. Cook, stirring, until everything is well-coated and sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  6. Off heat, drizzle with the sesame oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 382; Fat: 13g; Carbohydrates: 26g; Sugar: 5g; Sodium: 559mg; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 39g

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