I was planning to make some chicken tortilla soup this weekend but we have been snowed in here in Texas for a few days and I was unable to make it to the grocery store.  So, what did I do?  I came up with a soup recipe based on what I had in the house.  My husband did offer to walk to the Kroger down the street for me but I assured him I had enough stuff here to come up with something.  I had one jar of homemade chicken broth, turkey, corn and chopped bell pepper all in the freezer.  I also had an onion, beans and garlic in the pantry.  The spices I used are staples in our house so I had them on hand.  Around Super Bowl time my local health food store, Sprouts, had organic corn chips on sale for super cheap so I had a package of those in the pantry as well.  I figured with all of those ingredients I could make some sort of chili recipe.  I think it turned out pretty well.

This is a really lean recipe.  You could definitely skip the cheese and the chips if you want.  But I think since the soup is so healthy you can add some fun toppings!

slow cooker white turkey chili

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean turkey
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup corn, frozen (or one can, drained)
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can white beans, drained (I used great northern beans)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 cups water (depending on how thick or soupy you like your chili)
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Brown the ground turkey with the onion and garlic over medium heat until it is cooked through.
  2. Place the turkey mixture, corn, bell pepper, beans, chicken broth, water and spices in a crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Alternatively, you can put the turkey mixture, along with the other ingredients into a stockpot and bring to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Top with avocado, cilantro and cheese and serve with chips.

 

7 thoughts on “Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili

  1. […] In my “What We Ate” posts each week I’ll share some of the recipes we ate for dinner the previous week. I love to get inspiration from what other families are eating so I thought it might be helpful to some of you.  Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of these recipes.  And if you know of a recipe that you think we might like please share it with me! **Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili […]

  2. […] 1.  Put the chicken bones/carcass in the bottom of your crockpot. If you are using the carcass from a homemade roasted chicken you can add the juices in there too. 2.  Add in the vegetables, herbs and vinegar (optional) and cover with water until there is about a 1/2 – 1 inch of room left at the top. 3.  Cook on low as long as you can.  Try for 10 hours or more.  I usually start mine around 7:30 a.m. and go until after dinner. 4.  Use a fine strainer and strain out all the chicken parts, vegetables, and herbs. 5.  Store the chicken broth in the fridge for up to a week or freeze in freezer safe containers. 6.  Use your stock in any recipe calling for chicken broth or stock.  Try it in my Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili. […]

  3. […] 1.  Put the chicken bones/carcass in the bottom of your crockpot. If you are using the carcass from a homemade roasted chicken you can add the juices in there too. 2.  Add in the vegetables, herbs and vinegar (optional) and cover with water until there is about a 1/2 – 1 inch of room left at the top. 3.  Cook on low as long as you can.  Try for 10 hours or more.  I usually start mine around 7:30 a.m. and go until after dinner. 4.  Use a fine strainer and strain out all the chicken parts, vegetables, and herbs. 5.  Store the chicken broth in the fridge for up to a week or freeze in freezer safe containers. 6.  Use your stock in any recipe calling for chicken broth or stock or try it in my Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili. […]

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