Turkey Chow Mein With Fresh Vegetables

Turkey chow mein in a bowl

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Tired of turkey sandwiches? Originating in Northern China, Chow mein is a great way to serve leftover cooked turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. For more delicious fun, check out a few more Leftover Turkey Recipes.


  • 2 cups mushrooms (fresh, cleaned, and cut in half)
  • 1 to 2 stalks celery (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/2 red onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts (rinsed and drained)
  • Optional: 1 clove garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • For the Sauce
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • For the Noodles
  • 2 cups noodles
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cooking oil (for stir-frying, as needed)
  • 3 cups turkey meat (cooked)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Turkey chow mein ingredients
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  2. Clean and prepare all the vegetables.

    Clean and cut vegetables
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  3. Mix together the sauce ingredients, whisking in the cornstarch last.

    Mix together sauce ingredients
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  4. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.

    Cook the noodles
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  5. Heat a wok or frying pan over medium-high to high heat.

    Heat a wok
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  6. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and stir-fry for a minute.

    Add oil
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  7. Remove from the pan, add more oil, and stir fry the celery and red bell pepper.

    Remove from pan
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  8. Remove from the pan, add more oil, and stir fry the onion and garlic.

    Add onion
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  9. Add the turkey into the pan. Cook for a minute, then add the other vegetables back into the pan.

    Add turkey into pan
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  10. Stir in the bean sprouts.

    Stir in bean sprouts
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  11. Add the sauce.

    Add the sauce
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  12. Heat to boiling, add the noodles, and mix everything together.

    Heat to boil
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  13. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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