Stir Fry Turkey (Dad's Version) Recipe -
Stir Fry Turkey (Dad's Version) Recipe
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Stir Fry Turkey (Dad's Version)

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"Great meal for after Thanksgiving to use up leftover turkey. Very simple meal. This was one of my favorites as a child. Serve over rice or chow mein noodles."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Whisk soy sauce, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth; stir turkey into cornstarch mixture and set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat and pour vegetable oil into the hot skillet, coating the bottom. Stir broccoli and carrots into the hot oil to combine; pour chicken broth into the vegetables and cover skillet. Cook until carrots start to become tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Stir turkey and sauce into vegetables; cook and stir until heated through and the sauce has thickened, 1 minute. Stir mushrooms into turkey and vegetables until combined.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2012

This was wonderful to my surprise and such a nice change to the traditional high calorie leftover recipes. I served it over rice. The only change I made was to add cashews after plating to add some crunch. THIS IS A KEEPER.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2012

This was a refreshing change from the standard turkey leftover options- which is why I tried it. That said, I'd prefer a little more flavour and a little less sugar. I'll try adding a nice dose of fresh chopped garlic and ginger and reducing the sugar to 1 tablespoon the next time if I have left over turkey on hand. It might also be nice with real black bean sauce too (fermented black beans mashed with minced garlic and ginger) Note: Instructions don't mention what to do with the onions - I sauteed mine before adding the veggies and the stock to the pan.

Nov 12, 2013

Great, easy recipe. I added a dash of soy sauce and a pinch of garlic powder at the very end to boost the flavour. Drizzled a very small amount of that peanut sauce on the top. Delicious! I will definitely make this again and play around with different flavours.

Jan 13, 2015

Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My family absolutely loved it!!! I didn't have chicken broth so I used a tub of knorr mixed in a cup of water I also did not use mushrooms. My husband and my daughter went for thirds. I am not a cook and this recipe is amazing and was not difficult.

Jun 16, 2014

This is the best recipe for leftover cooked turkey or chicken!!! We have made it over and over again!!! I do add snow peas and chopped peanuts also.

Jan 08, 2014

I'm in love with this! have made it twice in a week. The only changes I made was to increase the liquids as I added cooked noodles directly to the stir fry (I didn't want it too dry) and added kale because I had it. This is an awesome way to use leftover turkey. Also, you can make it as spicy as you like.

Jul 26, 2013

just made this meal tonight and it has filled me up a lot! And it was very nice my boyfriend liked it a lot too. Next time I will add lots more things to this to experiment maybe make it a bit spicy overall tastes great and very easy to make definitely will make this again

Dec 16, 2012

Relatively easy to make and quick-to-fix during a busy week. We served it up using our leftover stuffing as the "rice" underneath. What a delightful mix. Serve with a side of cranberries to get that slight bit of sweetness, which compliments the saltiness of the soy sauce. Makes great for a heavy serving for two, and then something leftover for the next day at lunch.


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  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1112 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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