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Leftover Turkey Chili Recipe


turkey chili recipe

Turkey Chili

Stephanie Gallagher
This turkey chili recipe is one of my favorite ways to use leftover turkey. Look for green salsa (salsa verde) in the international section of your local supermarket.

Serve this turkey chili with sweet cornbread and a green salad.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 14 oz. can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz. jar green salsa (salsa verde)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey breast
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Add onion. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add both kinds of beans, chicken broth and salsa. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer 8-10 minutes.

  4. Use an immersion blender (Compare Prices) to partially puree the chili. Or transfer about half of the chili to a blender to puree. Return to pot.

  5. Add cooked turkey breast. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve topped with shredded Mexican cheese and sour cream, if desired.

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