Green Turkey Chili
Updated: Feb 10
I have been making this recipe probably as long as I have been married - which is a long time! It's still one of our favorite winter meals and it is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! I make this almost every year for the Super Bowl, and I thought this would be the perfect time to share this recipe with you! So hang on to your footballs, kids, because this chili is going to bowl you over! (get it?)
You can't find an easier recipe! Dump everything into the crock pot in the morning (or the night before) and let it slow cook all day! It's also a really flexible recipe, which means you could add chicken or ground meat instead of turkey legs, and you could switch up the beans or add more veggies! The salsa verde makes it special because it melds with all the other ingredients and produces a mildly spicy, packed-with-flavor, meal! And there's no pre-cooking before adding everything to your slow cooker!
So without further ado, here's your soon-to-be-favorite chili recipe! You can download the recipe at the bottom of the page!
Green Turkey Chili
· 2 fresh turkey legs, skin removed *you can also use turkey breast on the bone
· 16 oz frozen corn
· 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
· 2 cans diced green chiles
· 1 jar salsa verde
· 1 T cumin
· 1 T garlic powder
Place your turkey onto the bottom of your slow cooker and dump in the remaining ingredients. (In the picture above, I'm using leftover frozen dark meat from a turkey I cooked a few weeks ago. Even with cooked meat, I let it simmer all day!)
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6+ hours. I almost always dump everything in first thing in the morning and let it cook on low until dinner time.
Pull out the turkey and shred the meat, discarding the bones. Pull or chop the turkey into small pieces and add back into the chili.
Ladle into bowls. Top with desired toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped scallions, cilantro, crumbled tortilla chips, etc…
Do you have a special recipe you always make for Super Bowl? What are your favorite chili toppings? I've seen chili ladled over a baked potato, and I often see chili served with cornbread. Either of those options would be delicious for this green turkey chili, but our favorite way to serve it is with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and lots of tortilla chips on the side for scooping!
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