This Turkey Pineapple Stir Fry is scrumptious and mouthwatering with bites of juicy sweet pineapple to balance out the savory vegetables. Healthy and light this is a great meal any time and it is also a fantastic way to help use some of that leftover holiday turkey.
Full of healthy nourishing vegetables you really cannot go wrong with this recipe. It is also very easy to substitute one vegetable for another based on your personal preference or whatever you have in the fridge.
Quick and healthy
This stir fry only takes about 20 minutes to cook and get on the table. It comes together so quickly and easily, it's no-sweat to serve up this meal. Take a well deserved break after long and hard to prepare holiday meals that take hours in the kitchen.
Add the onions first and cook for a few minutes because this helps release the aromatic compounds and makes your stir fry more flavorful. After that I like to add the vegetables in the order in which needs the most cooking. Carrots and zucchini need more cooking so they go in next.
The pepper will cook very quickly. The pineapple and turkey are already cooked and just need to get hot and mingle with the other flavors briefly. So these I ingredients are added last, at the same time as the soy sauce.
Put the “stir” in Stir Fry
You don’t have to stir vigorously but do make sure to sir quite often, after all, it’s not called a stir fry for nothing. The idea is that you stir it around enough in a hot pan to allow the liquids to evaporate and steam the veggies as they cook. If you find a lot of liquid in the bottom of your pan try increasing the heat a little bit and stirring more frequently.
To make this delicious turkey pineapple stir fry start by heating a frying pan over medium heat. Pour the sesame oil into the pan. Chop your onions and add to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Coarsely chop the carrots and zucchini. Put in the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Chop and remove any skin or bones from about 1 ½ cups of cooked turkey. I prefer the dark meat here but use whatever you want.
Drain the juice from the pineapple and save to drink or use in a different recipe. Cut up your red pepper.
Incorporate the red pepper, turkey and pineapple.
Sprinkle the soy sauce over everything. Stirring often, cook for about 7 or 8 more minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
Serve with rice or noodles, as desired.
Turkey Pineapple Stir Fry
- 2 tsp. Seasme oil
- 1 Cup Onions
- 1 Cup Carrots
- 1 Zucchini
- ½ Red pepper
- 1 ½ Cups Turkey cooked
- 1 Can Pineapple Chunks 20 oz
- 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Pour the sesame oil into the pan. Chop the onions and add to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Coarsely chop the carrots and zucchini. Put in the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Cut up the red pepper. Chop and remove any skin or bones from about 1 ½ cups of cooked turkey.
- Drain the juice from the pineapple and save to drink or use in a different recipe.
- Incorporate the pepper, zucchini, turkey and pineapple.
- Sprinkle the soy sauce over everything. Stirring often, cook for about 7 or 8 more minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
- Serve with rice or noodles, as desired.
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Yum! This was really good. It was a great way to use some of my leftover turkey I had in the freezer. It also was nice because it was a light healthy meal after lots of heavy food for the holiday.