What is turducken? It is a chicken stuffed inside a duck which is then stuffed inside a turkey . The term turducken comes from the combination of tur (key), duck , and (chick)en . It's fast becoming a popular recipe for Thanksgiving. Each slice contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers. Plan on adequate preparation time. Turducken is not difficult to make, but it is a little time-consuming. The end result is a worthy show-stopper.