Leftover Turkey Curry

Leftover Turkey Curry
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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This is a simple recipe for turkey curry. A combination of diced turkey with curry seasonings, ginger, and crushed pineapple make a surprisingly tasty dish.

Serve this tasty turkey over hot cooked rice for a tasty family meal.


  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (8 to 9-ounce) can pineapple (crushed, undrained)
  • 3 cups turkey (cooked, diced)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups rice (hot, cooked)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a large skillet, heat curry powder in butter, stirring, for 2 minutes.

    heat butter and curry powder
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  3. Stir in onions; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until onions are softened.

    saute onions
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  4. Blend in flour and ginger.

    add flour and ginger
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  5. Add chicken broth and pineapple. Heat to boiling; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

    add chicken broth and pineapple
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  6. Stir in turkey.

    add turkey
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  7. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer, or until heated through.

    combine ingredients
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  8. Stir in lemon juice.

    add lemon juice
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  9. Serve with hot cooked rice.


  • This is an excellent way to fix leftover turkey.

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