Leftover Turkey Tacos
These shredded turkey tacos are the perfect way to use up leftover turkey. Plus, they're outrageously delicious and beyond easy to make! Makes 4 big tacos - 5 medium - 6 small.
Cost: £2 / $2.50
- 9oz - 10.5oz / 250g - 300g Leftover Turkey
- 4 - 6 Tortilla Wraps, warmed
- 1/2 cup / 125ml Chicken Stock
- 1.5 tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Tomato Puree (Tomato Paste in US)
- 1 tsp Honey
- squeeze of Lime Juice
- Olive Oil, as needed
- Lettuce, shredded
- Cheese, grated
- Tomatoes, diced
- Avocado, diced
- Sour Cream
- Extra Lime Juice (optional)
Add leftover turkey to a bowl and sprinkle over 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning. Shred the turkey with two forks until evenly coated with the seasoning.
Heat up a drizzle of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the turkey. Fry for no longer than 1 minute (just to lock in the seasoning), then stir in your 1 tbsp tomato puree/paste.
Pour in 1/2cup/125ml chicken stock, then add 1 tsp honey and a squeeze of lime juice. Allow the liquid to reduce.
Divide turkey between tortilla wraps and load up with the toppings!
a) Serving Size - You'll get 4 large tacos from the amount of turkey stated in the recipe. If you've got super small taco tortillas then you'll be able to make 6.
b) Can I sub Chicken? - Yup! This works perfectly with leftover chicken too. In both cases I recommend using leftover breast if you've got it.
c) Homemade Taco Seasoning - I use my Homemade Taco Seasoning and just divide the measurements in half.
d) Honey - Feel free to sub for sugar, just work to preference. A little sweetness helps balance out the acidity of the lime juice and spice of the taco seasoning.
e) Calories - based on 5 tacos, using 1 tsp olive oil, 10.5oz/300g turkey breast and without toppings. Calories per taco.
Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.97g | Protein: 14.26g | Fat: 5.37g | Saturated Fat: 1.063g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.014g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.669g | Trans Fat: 0.032g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 5.64g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.05mg