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Savory Turducken Stew

This robust stew features savory turkey, duck and chicken and combines peas, carrots and sweet potatoes to create a nutritious turducken stew. For extra goodness, serve this stew over cornbread stuffing or polenta.

  • 2 TBSN Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 14 oz. raw turkey breast, boneless, skinless, cubed

  • 10 oz. raw duck breasts, boneless, skinless, cubed

  • 8 oz. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cubed

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced

  • ½ cup frozen sweet green peas

  • 8 oz can of yams, sliced

  • 8 oz. baby carrots

  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced

  • 32 fl. oz. of chicken broth

  • 2 TBSN thyme

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 TBSN dried basil

  • 1 TBSN Cajun seasoning

  • 1 TBSN smoked paprika

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Large soup pot, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, baking sheet, measuring cups, sharp knife Prep: 10 minutes prep Cook: 35 minutes Ready: 45 minutes Serves: 4-6

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

To make Savory Turducken Stew:

1. Cut all meat into bite sized cubes or pieces.

2. ​Heat olive oil in a large, oven-safe pot over medium high heat. Add minced garlic and onions.

3. Add turkey, duck, and chicken breast chunks until browned on all sides.

4. Add carrots, peppers, and yams. Cook, stirring, until vegetables have begun to soften, about 15 minutes.

5. Pour in the chicken stock, thyme, bay leaves, basil, Cajun seasoning, and paprika.

6. Place heat on high, stir and bring to a boil.

7. Add the frozen green peas and lower to a simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

8. Season to taste and serve.

There are about 32 g of protein in a 4-oz. serving of turkey, making it a very good source of these essential amino acids. Just one serving of turkey provides 65 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein. Eat a turkey sandwich for lunch and you'll almost have your daily protein covered. Its protein content makes turkey a healthy meat choice. Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system. Selenium also has an essential role to play in your antioxidant defense system, helping to eliminate cancer-friendly free radicals in the body.Turkey is considered a good source of vitamins B3 and B6, rated because of the density of these vitamins in the meat. A serving of turkey meat has 36 percent of the daily allowance of B3 and 27 percent of your recommended intake of B6. Saturated fat is necessary for biological functions, hormone production, padding for organs and energy. While saturated fat is necessary for a healthy body, most moderately-active people need to avoid overindulging. Turkey has under 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat per 4-oz. serving.

White wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.​

Turducken Pot Roast

Follow recipe. Replace sweet potatoes and red and green peppers with sliced red potatoes. Replace Cajun seasoning with black pepper. Mix 1/4 cup of cold water and 1/4 cup of all purpose flour to create a roux. Whisk the roux into the boiling broth mixture before adding the turkey, duck, and chicken chunks.

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