Easy Thanksgiving leftovers: Kalua turkey chow mein

Kalua turkey chow mein

It’s that time of year, where we cook too much (even in a pandemic) and end up with more turkey than we can shake a (drum)stick at. Are you tired of making turkey jook and turkey sandwiches the next day?

Well, chef John Iha came up with another new and easy meal you can make with your leftover turkey. Since Sun Noodle recently made their chow mein noodles available to the general public, they had me try a bag … a four-pound bag. This was the perfect opportunity to try something new, with all ingredients.

The beauty of this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of measurement. As you’ll see in the video, you can put as much or as little of what you want into it. And the noodles are already cooked, so you save time by not having to prep them (although you’ll see that you need to break them up before you put them into your heated pan). And, you don’t have to have kalua turkey already on hand — just make your own using liquid smoke!

Pretty easy, right? I wasn’t sure how good this would taste, since it looked kind of plain, but believe me — it was absolutely delicious!

If you make this recipe, let me know what you think. Or share your own ideas for leftovers in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. Follow her @Melissa808 on Instagram and Twitter.

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