10 Great Leftover Turkey Recipes!

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Waste not, want not. Those words hold more truth than ever right after our Thanksgiving feasts. Hopefully, you are fortunate enough to have had a turkey at your house and are blessed with leftovers. What to do with all of that turkey? Recycle it into delicious meals for your family, of course!

The very first thing I do is shred my turkey and place it in zipper sealed bags to freeze. If you have a little broth, put a tablespoon or so in each bag to ensure it stays nice and moist. I usually put about a cup and a half of shredded turkey per bag. That is a good amount for most casseroles and such and if you need more, simply get two bags from your freezer.

To help you use up those leftovers, here are ten Southern Plate recipes in which you simply exchange turkey for the chicken and you’re off to the races!  Enjoy 🙂

  1. Chicken And Dumplings
  2. Hot Chicken Salad
  3. Chicken Noodle Soup
  4. Easy Chicken Stew
  5. Brunswick Chicken Casserole
  6. Country Casserole
  7. Cheesy Chicken and Corn Casserole
  8. Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
  9. Chicken Divan
  10. Chicken Poulet

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  1. Boy are we on the same page or what! I already shredded and froze most of my turkey last night with the intentions of make a few of your top 10!! We love your Country Casserole, Chicken Divan, and Chicken Poulet so they are all getting turkey makeovers in the near future!! We got a free turkey from our grocery store, so needless to say we ended up with a 22lb. bird for 4 people, lol, lots of leftovers!!

    And Nan, I also was thinking how I could use leftover stuffing (sorry, I’m a Yankee!) for the Poulet, would love to know if someone did try it, too!!!

  2. The Chicken Poulet looks wonderful. I am wondering if I could just use left over dressing rather than buy stuffing? Anyone tried it this way?

  3. Happy belated Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family had a wonderful time. Thanks for the list, the lettuce wraps look great!

  4. Hey Christy, I hope you enjoyed your family time this week!! Thank you for working so hard to put this list up!!!

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