If you are like our family, we ALWAYS have way too much food at holidays and family gatherings. Usually because we LOVE appetizers and snack our way up until the main course. Our sister, Beth, brought the Cold Crab Party Dip with Shrimp to Thanksgiving this year and it was delicious!
However, we are all OK with that because that means LEFTOVERS for everyone! Our mom pulls out her Ziploc bags, Cool Whip containers and has even purchased a set of new Rubbermaid containers to send food home with all of us (we are a family of 4 daughters).
So when there is just too much turkey to enjoy as sandwiches or just cold from the fridge, Barbara and I have substituted leftover turkey for the chicken in these five recipes found here on our blog. You can definitely use leftover roasted (or rotisserie) chicken in these too.
5 Leftover Turkey Recipes
Thai Chicken (or Turkey) Wraps – Cube up a couple cups of leftover turkey and add some garlic salt and pepper. Throw it in the skillet once the veggies are done to warm the turkey up and you are good to go.
Easy Crock Pot Chicken (or Turkey) Chili – Cube or shred a couple cups of leftover turkey, add it to the salsa, beans and cheese. Cook for 30 minutes to an hour on high (until it’s warmed through). Stir to incorporate cheese and enjoy!
We love all of these recipes with turkey or chicken and we know your family will love them too.
NEW Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Crescent Bake Recipe
Since we published this post, we’ve added an amazing way to use multiple parts of your Thanksgiving dinner in one quick and delicious meal. This Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole uses leftover turkey (or chicken), cranberry sauce, and stuffing (or mashed potatoes) to stuff refrigerated crescent rolls for a brand new meal!