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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Brunch, Leftovers, Lunch
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 5
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: £2 / $2.50


  • Frying Pan & Wooden Spoon
  • Bowl & 2 Forks (for shredding)
  • Jug or Cup (for stock)


  • 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