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    Cooked Turkey or Chicken Leftover Tacos

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    quickandsimple's Note:

    Got Turkey? How about shredded turkey for a delicous taco or chimichanga. No one will guess it is turkey. My DH hates turkey but gobbled this up it really takes on the flavor of the ingredients.

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    • 5 lbs turkey meat (white and dark)
    • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
    • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
    • 1 tablespoon oregano
    • 1 green pepper strip
    • 1 sweet red pepper strips
    • water
    • 1/2 cup salsa (I will posting an easy one soon)


    1. 1
      Place turkey or chicken in pot and fill with water just slightly above the turkey.
    2. 2
      Add tomato sauce (more is better).
    3. 3
      Add remaining ingredients.
    4. 4
      Simmer on low and stir frequently.
    5. 5
      After the turkey has cooked for about an hour begin breaking up any clumped turkey pieces to get it shredded.
    6. 6
      Once the broth has dissapated and about 1/3 is left -- Turn off and ENJOY!
    7. 7
      Add to taco shells or in a burrito.
    8. 8
      To add some zing add a litttle cayenne pepper. You can also fry the burrito to make it a chimichanga.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 06, 2009


      I love this! I do it a little differently. Put the carcass in a pot of water to cover, bring it to a boil, and let it cook down for about an hour or so. Save the broth for another use. Shred the chicken. Saute onions in a little oil, then pour shredded chicken into pan. Pour tomato sauce & salsa in, mixing. I just season to taste, adding Abodo (an all-purpose Mexican seasoning), onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and cumin. I then let it cook down for about an hour, stirring frequently. What isn't consumed at dinner, I save for chicken taco salads the next day!!

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    • on November 21, 2008


      This is a good way to use up leftover chicken. I only had a little over a pound, so I used 1 tsp. of minced onion, garlic salt and oregano. I didn't use any pepper strips. I used 1/4 cup of salsa. Very good taste. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cooked Turkey or Chicken Leftover Tacos

    Serving Size: 1 (518 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 495.0
    Calories from Fat 100
    Total Fat 11.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 246.5 mg
    Sodium 993.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 84.4 g

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    green pepper strips

    sweet red pepper strips

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