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Overhead view of three turkey fajitas on a plate and topped with chopped cilantro and jalapeños.

Leftover Turkey Fajitas

Leftover Turkey Fajitas are quick, easy and ready in just 15 minutes. They're a great way to repurpose leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 187kcal


  • 1 pound shredded turkey
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin toasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Jalapeños
  • Cheese


  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat and add the oil.
  • Add the onions and peppers and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the turkey and seasonings and cook 2-3 minutes, until crisped on the outside.
  • Serve on tortillas with sour cream, salsa, cilantro and jalapenos.


  1. You can serve these turkey fajitas on tortillas or over rice as a fajita bowl.
  2. If you don’t have leftover turkey, you can cook some turkey breasts or thighs or buy pre-cooked turkey.
  3. You can use white or dark meat or a mix of both. Whatever you prefer!
  4. When reheating the turkey, make sure it’s reheated to a safe internal temperature of 165F degrees. Be careful not to overheat it as it will dry out.
  5. If you don’t have cumin or chili powder, you can use store-bought fajita seasoning or even taco seasoning in a pinch.
  6. If you like your fajitas spicier, just add more seasoning or even a dash of cayenne pepper.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1310mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1368IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg