Turducken FAQ's


Q. What is a Turducken?
A. The turducken isn't a meal -  it's an experience! Our Turducken is a semi - boneless turkey (we leave only the wings and legs) stuffed with boneless duck, boneless chicken, cornbread dressing, and mouth-watering Cajun-style pork sausage. 


Q. Should I buy a Turducken from Cajun Specialty Meats?
A. Absolutely! The Broussard brothers started Cajun Specialty Meats in 1996, and introduced the Turducken to the world wide web in 1997, and we have have been the #1 brand on the web ever since. Rest assured that you are buying your Turducken from the producer.

Q. How much does a turducken weigh?
A. We have many sizes and versions of the the Turducken. The large averages 14-15 lbs, the small Turducken averages 10-11 lbs and the Turducken Breast average 4.25-5 lbs. 

Q. How many does a Turducken feed?
A. That would depend on who's eating? We like to say the large Turducken will feed 20-25 people or 5-10 Cajuns! The large Turducken provides 37-40 (6 oz) servings, The small Turducken provides 26-29 (6 oz) servings, and the Turducken Breast  provides 11-13 (6 oz) servings.

Q. How hot is the Turducken?
A. The turducken, like all our products, carries a medium spice. When it comes to seasoning, our motto is Spicy - Yes, Hot - Never! Our seasoning blend is specially formulated at a mild to medium, so that the whole family can enjoy it. Remember, you can always add more to achieve the level of heat you desire.

Q. How does the Turducken arrive at my door?
A. The turducken is frozen in a vacuum-sealed bag to retain it’s freshness and seal in the flavor. The turducken must thaw thouroghly before cooking. For best results, remove from box and thaw in refrigerator for approximately 48-72 hours. To quick thaw, remove from box and submerge the turducken in its vacuum-sealed bag in cool water. Change water every hour for approximately 6-8 hours.

Q. How much does it cost to ship a Turducken?

A. Turduckens can be shipped via second day delivery or next day delivery. Total cost for the turducken, packaging, shipping and handling varies according to the entire weight of the package as well as the zip code to which we are shipping. Keep in mind, the large Turducken plus the shipping ice chest, gel ice and box averages about 25 lbs. For detailed shipping information click here.

Q. Can I deep fry a Turducken?
A. In short - no! The absence of a cavity does not allow the cooking from both inside and out that is required for frying whole turkeys.

Q. How do I slice a Turducken?
Before slicing, allow an extra 20-30 minutes ‘resting time’ after removing the Turducken from the oven. This allows the juices to be absorbed into the meat so they don’t run out when you begin to carve. The end result will be easier slicing as well as juicier meat. We recommend using an electric knife, but a good carving knife works well also. First, slice off the wings and drumsticks. Cut the remainder into slices approximately 1/2" to 3/4" thick, slicing from wing to wing, then slice once down the middle.

Q. How do I place an order for a Turducken? 
A. To access our turducken page click here