This is the perfect recipe for using leftover chicken or turkey at any time.
A jicama is sometimes known as a Mexican potato, though that's a bit misleading since you can eat it raw. It looks like a turnip wrapped in fresh ginger skin. If you can't get hold of a jicama, then I'd replace it with an Asian or Nashi pear or a couple of drained cans of water chestnuts, cut into matchsticks; what you want is juiciness and crunch. I wouldn't say no to a Granny Smith apple, cut into chunky matchsticks, either.
Photo by Lis Parsons.
Recipe posted by Nigella