Recipes to Use Leftover Cooked Turkey or Chicken

Nov 22 2023
Before we all bounce for a few days to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re handing off a bunch of easy ways to use your leftover cooked turkey. These recipes call for CHICKEN that’s either already cooked or gets cooked on its own, making it super simple to swap it out for cooked, skinless turkey!

HG FYI: Poultry shrinks by about 25 percent when cooked, so when swapping cooked poultry into a recipe that calls for it raw, you’ll only need about 75% of the original amount. We’ve made it easy by giving you the exact amounts.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes: Single-Serving Meals

We all love a turkey sandwich, but if you’re looking for easy alternatives for your cooked poultry, consider these…

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Salads

Topping your salad with cold turkey is a no-brainer, as is chopping it into cool & creamy scoopable salads. Here are a few of our favorite flavor combos…

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Multi-Serving Meals

Wanna repurpose a large amount of cooked turkey into a whole new dish for the family? Give these hearty & healthy goodies a try.

HG Holiday Gift of the Day

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Chew on this:

Today, November 22nd, is National Cranberry Relish Day. If you end up with leftover cranberry sauce, use it to make the glaze for this tasty pork tenderloin!

Save your friends from boring leftover turkey! Send them these easy recipes now.


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