Replacing Turkey for Chicken in Recipes

There are so many delicious chicken recipes that can be made using another popular poultry turkey. This is a guide about replacing turkey with chicken in recipes.


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January 8, 2005 Flag

Many recipes for chicken work just as well with holiday turkey leftovers. I used a chicken curry recipe for dinner and substituted turkey. The flavor is better if the pieces of turkey are stir fried just enough to brown them.

By Lynn

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November 26, 20050 found this helpful
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I also do this all of the time and actually prefer the flavor of turkey - much tastier. When turkeys are on sale, I will stock up on 8-10, keep in the freezer, and cook as needed. I often poach a whole turkey in my stockpot for the meat, and a great bonus is the stock for soup.

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June 14, 20060 found this helpful

what about in recipes that call for chicken boneless breast? Does turkey work also?

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November 20, 20060 found this helpful

I use ground turkey when I make chili and sloppy joes and things like stuffed shells etc.... I find it makes the dishes lighter and in most cases you can't even tell the difference.

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November 21, 20060 found this helpful

Yes, I agree that turkey and chicken can be interchangeable. I do it myself. I make this one recipe using leftover turkey that is so good. I don't recall if I've posted before I should post it soon as people will want to know what to do with all that leftover turkey besides eating sandwiches for days!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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November 25, 20080 found this helpful

I've done this for years. My husband doesn't like turkey, while I do. But I don't prepare it just for me, so instead, I'll substitute chicken.

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