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Turkey Fajitas

Turkey Fajitas

Turkey Fajitas are a quick, super easy, healthy way to use leftover turkey from that big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Easy to scale and throw together in 5 minutes.

Turkey Fajitas are probably my favorite way to use leftover turkey, easy, healthy, and really tasty. When I cut leftover turkey up, I shred lots of it and generally mix the dark meat and light. I like to pack it up in 1 cup plastic bags and  freeze it for later use. So this recipe uses 1 cup of turkey, about right for 2 servings and you just multiply the recipe for more servings.

This is a very forgiving recipe – the only proportion I think is really worth paying attention to is the 3 tablespoons of Chili Lime Hot Sauce per 1 cup turkey. That gives a nice robust flavor that’s not very hot so it’s a good foundation. I used O Organics Chili Lime Hot Sauce, the Safeway brand. The Cholula brand is also good. I might use more or less bell pepper and onion in proportion. The first time I made this I actually used about twice as much onion and pepper and served the fajita on top of a salad. It makes a great salad; top it with tortilla chips if you want that restaurant flair. [Note: Chili Lime Hot Sauce is one of those staples that’s good to keep on hand!]

I’ve also packed up the leftover cooked fajita mixture and frozen it. It reheats well. If you want this dish spicier, you can increase the green chiles or the hot sauce, and it’s also good with cumin and chili powder added to taste. It’s a good recipe to experiment with – hard to mess up. Hope you like it!



Turkey Fajitas
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Easy healthy way to use leftover turkey, flexible and infallible.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southwestern
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 cup leftover shredded turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp O Organics Chili Lime Hot Sauce
  • 1 small onion cut in strips (1/2 cup)
  • ½ red bell pepper cut in strips
  • ½ green bell pepper cut in strips
  • ¼ cup diced green chiles
  • 4 6 inch flour tortillas
  • fresh lime slices, sour cream, guacamole or avocado slices, shredded lettuce for garnish
  1. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil for a minute, then add the turkey. Pour on Chili Lime Hot Sauce and stir in. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute for about 5 minutes over medium high heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  2. Cook until peppers are getting soft and charred in places and turkey has some crispy parts. Stir in the green chiles.
  3. At this point, if you want it spicier, add more hot sauce, green chiles or spices (chili powder or cumin) to taste.
  4. Serve on flour tortillas with desired garnishes (sour cream, guacamole, lime slices, tomato, etc)
  5. Enjoy!

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