Turducken: A turkey, duck, and chicken combined in one holiday feast

It’s the ultimate holiday meal this Thanksgiving: a three-bird roast called “Turducken” – or turkey, duck and chicken stuffed into one big bird.

The unconventional Thanksgiving bird became popular after American football sportscaster John Madden introduced the royal roast on national TV.

Serving Turducken is quite a tedious task, but thanks to “Turducken queen” Johanna Cook, Turducken is now more accessible to busy Pinay moms.

“Turducken used to be a foodie meal. You would have to be a foodie to go to a weird neighborhood, look for a special butcher, and get it done,” said Cook, “or you can make it yourself for a lot of time and money, effort. It just takes a lot of effort.”

Known for her Momma Cuisines Online blogs, Johanna cooks everyday meals by using simple, accessible and inexpensive ingredients and basic cooking techniques.

“This is already pre-seasoned. You can even get it delivered to you, it’s very easy to make at home, and the way you make this is the same way you make your regular turkey,” said Johanna.

No available online or some stores, add some side dishes and your ultimate three-bird special holiday dinner is served.

“This was my first Turducken that I’ve ever had in my entire life tonight,” said Sarah Leoman. “I was actually surprised at how moist it is. It was very moist and very tender.”

“I think Turducken would be a great centerpiece for the holiday meal,” said Candice Kilpatrick, another Turducken first timer, “because it has everything, all the individual elements that you put in a holiday meal, all in one roast.”

This Thanksgiving, less time slaving and stressing away in the kitchen means more time spent with family and friends.

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  • Johanna Cook
    26 November 2014 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the feature!