m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Turkey Chicken

“Turkey Chicken” a.k.a. “Fake Turkey” is a turkey drumstick recipe that I make with chicken drumsticks instead. The original recipe was “Pot-Roasted Turkey Drumsticks” from The Italian Jewish Kitchen by Edda Servi Machlin. Other alterations to the recipe involve drastic shortening of the marinating period, significantly less oil, and boiling during the simmering step. I usually cut the recipe in half. Once, I served it with spaghetti squash.



Roll in a mixture of the salt, spices and garlic. I do this in a big tupperware container, then pour on about a third of a cup of olive oil. Marinate until you’re hungry or out of time, then brown them.

marinating cooking

Cook at medium heat, stirring frequently, for 20 more minutes. Add wine. Reduce until you’re really hungry, then serve.


Substitute 1 T fresh spice for any of the 1 tsp dried spices.