The Turducken: Boneless Turkey Stuffed with a Boneless Duck and Boneless Chicken One Big Bird Recipe

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  1. For the Andouille Sausage Stuffing
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ingredients, except the bacon fat, with some cold water. In a pan or flat-top, brown off sausage mixture in about 3 teaspoon bacon fat for flavor. Once sausage mixture is browned, chill immediately.
  3. For the Spinach stuffing:
  4. Melt butter in large skillet. Add all ingredients and saute for 5 minutes until hot. Set aside to cool.
  5. Preparation of the Duck and Chicken:
  6. It is wise to de-bone the duck and chicken first for practice. Place the fresh chicken breast side down on large cutting board. Starting at the bird's neck, you will cut through the skin along the length of the spine. Using the tip of the knife and starting from the neck end, separate the meat from rib cage on 1side. Disjoint wing from the shoulder blade and reserve for stock. Work towards the thigh bone, cut through the ball and socket joint and pop loose using upward pressure with your hand from under bird. Using thumbnail, loosen the oyster meat (most tender part) from frame. With knife, remove the thigh and leg bone, but keep the leg attached to the bird. Repeat process on other side of chicken.
  7. When both sides are finished, the bird will lay flat. Grab rib cage by the neck area and gently pull towards back to remove entire carcass and breast bone cartilage.
  8. Repeat same de-boning procedure for the duck.
  9. In a well ventilated area or exhaust fan on high, preheat large cast iron pan to very hot.
  10. Rub boneless chicken and duck with olive oil. Generously sprinkle with blackening spice on both sides. Place skin side down in pan for 1 to 2 minutes then turn over and repeat. Refrigerate.
  11. Preparation of turkey:
  12. Using the same de-boning procedure as the chicken and duck with 2 exceptions:
  13. The turkey wings will be left attached to meat and the bone-in drumstick will be disjointed from the boneless thigh meat and left attached to meat. The final product should be a flat boneless turkey (except for the wings and drumsticks).
  14. To stuff the Turducken:
  15. Place the turkey skin side down on flat surface. Rub meat with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh garlic and 1 tablespoon of blackening spice. Spread an even layer of cornbread dressing over the meat about 3/4-inch thick and pat down with hands. Spread 1/4-inch layer of Spinach Stuffing. Sprinkle with 2 cups Andouille Sausage Stuffing. On top, place 6 to 8 slices of roasted red bell peppers.
  16. Place the chilled duck skin side down on top of layered stuffing. Repeat layered stuffing as above.
  17. Arrange chilled chicken skin side down, on top of stuffed duck. Spread remainder of stuffing on top of chicken. Press down gently with hands to compact all ingredients.
  18. To Truss the Turducken:
  19. This may take another person's help...
  20. Lift the sides of the turkey together. Have a helper hold the bird closed while sewing the back of the turkey together using butcher's twine making the stitches about 1-inch apart, starting at the back of turkey and working towards the neck.
  21. Be careful since the Turducken has no boney frame, roll over breast side up and finish sewing the neck portion of bird. Tie off and cut twine.
  22. Now sew up opening at leg section of turkey. Truss legs together with twine. For extra support, tie butcher's twine around the bird's width every 3 inches down along the bird's length.
  23. Position your hands evenly under the Turducken and lift into a large roasting pan with rack inside. Pan should be at least 3 inches deep to catch drippings during cooking. Rub entire exposed skin of bird with 2 tablespoons of olive oil then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon blackening spice and salt.
  24. Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of roasting pan. Wrap drumsticks with aluminum foil. Place parchment paper over entire bird. Loosely tent the roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  25. Bake at 200 degrees F for 12 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  26. Remove all foil and parchment paper the last hour of roasting time and turn up temperature to 325 degrees F. Baste with drippings. When done, remove from oven and let set in roasting pan for at least 1 hour. With 2 heavy duty spatulas, insert underneath and remove Turducken from rack to place on carving platter. Remove all butcher twine...including pulling out the portion along the spine.
  27. To serve, cut Turducken in half lengthwise, then cut servings crosswise in approximately 1-inch thicknesses. Serve with gravy and enjoy.
  28. Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1168.57 Kcal (4893 kJ)
Calories from fat 662.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73.61g 113%
Cholesterol 144.62mg 48%
Sodium 4820.37mg 201%
Potassium 1064.33mg 23%
Total Carbs 93.52g 31%
Sugars 1.69g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.35g 17%
Protein 33.69g 67%
Vitamin C 25mg 42%
Vitamin A 1mg 34%
Iron 10.5mg 58%
Calcium 280.2mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 200.04 Kcal (838 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.6g 113%
Cholesterol 24.76mg 48%
Sodium 825.18mg 201%
Potassium 182.2mg 23%
Total Carbs 16.01g 31%
Sugars 0.29g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 17%
Protein 5.77g 67%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 42%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 34%
Iron 1.8mg 58%
Calcium 48mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.7
  • 32

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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