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Leftover Turkey Recipe: Sweet and Sour Turkey

A bit of a different leftover turkey recipe, this one adds a little sweet and sour to the bird.

I love turkey, as most of us do, and turkey leftovers are wonderful.

It’s nice to take a break from the regular casserole type turkey leftovers, as good as they are.

There are just so many times you want to eat hot turkey sandwiches and casseroles. This recipe for sweet and sour turkey is a nice change.

Of course, you can also use this recipe with chicken.

Either way, it’s a nice sweet and sour recipe. I think you will enjoy it.

Sweet and Sour Leftover Turkey Recipe

Sweet and Sour Turkey (with leftover turkey)

This leftover turkey recipe is a bit different from the standard casserole. It's a sweet and sour turkey recipe using leftovers. Fantastic!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 6 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, or green, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 - 19 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweet pickle liquid
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cups turkey, cubed, cooked or chicken
  • 1 cup sweet pickles, quartered

Instructions
 

  • Sauté vegetables in butter until tender-crisp.
  • Drain pineapple reserving juice. Add water to make up 2 cups liquid. Stir into mixture of sugar and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Add mixture to vegetables with pickle liquid, ketchup and soy sauce. Cook stirring constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add pineapple, turkey, and pickles. Heat through and serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition

Trans Fat: 0g
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Variations:

  • Use fresh or leftover chicken and this becomes a terrific sweet and sour chicken recipe.
  • If you wish you can coat the turkey or chicken pieces with egg then flour and fry them to create a batter as in the image.

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Sweet and Sour Leftover Turkey Recipe

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