Louisiana Turkey Pull

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Wheeee doggies! From the Calorie Commando, courtesy of Juan Carlos Cruz.

Top Review by justcallmetoni

Had a hard time deciding how to rate this. The turkey was delicious - very moist and full of wonderful flavors from the vegetables and spices. The sauce did not go over nearly as well - it was flat and seemed ill-paired with the aromatics of the drumsticks. Tried adding a bit more honey and a bit more chili flakes to no avail. Ultimately gave up on the dipping sauce and instead reduced the stock into a sauce and served the turkey with that on a bed of polenta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots and bell peppers and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and stir until well mixed.
  4. Add cayenne, cumin, paprika, chili powder, oregano, and white pepper; saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add the turkey legs and stir at least 30 seconds so that legs are completely coated in the spices.
  6. Cover with chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 4 hours or until meat is tender and separates easily from the bone.
  7. Shred the turkey drumsticks and toss the meat with the dipping sauce.
  8. Stuff the pitas with the turkey mixture. Serve immediately.
  9. Dipping Sauce:.
  10. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour so that flavors meld. Bring to room temperature before tossing the turkey in the sauce.

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