Grandpa’s Turkey or Chicken Jook Recipe

This is an Oriental soup made from leftover roasted turkey or chicken and is a perfect Fall (or any time of year) soup. My grandchildren love this soup. They look forward to leftovers the next day!

Grandpa’s Turkey or Chicken Jook Recipe

How To Make Grandpa's Turkey or Chicken Jook

Make use of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or chicken meat and make this tasty jook. It is perfect as a hangover soup or dinner meal.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 25 mins


  • roasted turkey , leftover or chicken from carcass (turkey carcass may be split to fit in stock pot)
  • giblets, cut up
  • water , to cover carcass
  • 2 ham hocks, or 1/2 ham steak
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (cut up)
  • 3 carrots, cut up
  • 3 stalks celery, with leaves , cut up
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ginger, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 cups rice, any kind but Minute rice


  1. Place roasted turkey or chicken carcass (with meat) in a stockpot.

  2. The Turkey carcass can be split in half to fit in the pot.

  3. Cover with water.

  4. Bring to boil, then lower heat to simmer approximately for 4 hours.

  5. Remove the carcass from the pot and place it in a bowl then set aside to cool.

  6. When cool, remove meat from bones with a fork and discard bones.

  7. Return meat to stock in a pot, add cut up ham steak or ham hocks, chopped vegetables, ginger, garlic, and spices.

  8. Add 2 cups of rice.

  9. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, until rice is cooked.


  • Sugar: 4g
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  • Calcium: 80mg
  • Calories: 595kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 83g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 653mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 706mg
  • Vitamin A: 8108IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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