Chinese and Asian-Inspired Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Holiday turkey leftovers
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Once Thanksgiving day is over, there's always the question of what to do with the leftover turkey. Turkey sandwiches can get boring awfully quickly! Here are some interesting Chinese and Asian recipes made with cooked turkey leftovers:

Curried Turkey Dinner
A quick and convenient dish on busy weeknights made with frozen broccoli and cream of mushroom soup. This recipe from the National Turkey Federation includes a nutritional breakdown.

Alva's Jook - Chinese Style Turkey Soup
Turkey, rice, and vegetables seasoned with 5-spice powder, sesame oil, and topped with Asian garnishes combine for a flavorful and warming soup.

Turkey Chow Mein
The ultimate comfort dish, chow mein is a great way to use up turkey leftovers.

Leftover Cooked Chicken (Turkey) With Red and Green Peppers
Bell peppers and baby corn add flavor to a simple stir-fry that makes a quick and easy post-Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe calls for leftover chicken, but you can easily substitute turkey -- both are neutral meats that lend themselves readily to different spices and flavor combinations

Leftover Turkey Egg Foo Yung
Egg foo yung is the perfect choice for a quick and easy evening meal -- this recipe includes bok choy and mushrooms, and a gravy with soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Turkey Fried Rice
Just substitute cooked turkey for the chicken in this easy recipe in which the rice is flavored with oyster sauce.

Korean Spicy Noodle Soup
Use leftover dark turkey meat to this low-carb soup made with tofu shirataki noodles.

Korean Mixed Vegetables and Rice (Bibimbap) Recipe
Bibimbap is delicious, gorgeous on the plate, and easily tweaked for different palates and spice levels. Try switching it up and adding turkey.

Stuffed Chili Peppers
Chili peppers are stuffed with leftover turkey and Thai seasonings in this interesting appetizer