Crockpot Turkey Chili

January 7, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

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There’s nothing more that I love to use cooking than my crockpot.  I love being able to put hearty, healthy ingredients into it and let the aroma fill the house for the day.  During our first snowstorm last week, I made a roast turkey for us and our snowed in neighbors.  The turkey was 18 lbs. and definitely much too big of a turkey for us, but I was thrilled to have leftover turkey to use in my favorite Crockpot Turkey Chili.

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

A healthy, family pleasing turkey chili recipe made in a crockpot.

Riley went sleigh riding for the first time while dinner cooked in the crockpot.  She also built her first snowman with Daddy.  I love the ease of the crockpot and the ability to carry on with our life, while dinner is doing it’s thing in the crockpot.  So proud of herself!

Snowman love

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Recipe Type: Crockpot Chili
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 6 – 8
A healthy, kid friendly turkey chili recipe that is made in the crockpot.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 oz) Cannellini Beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can (16 oz) Great Northern Beans drained & rinsed
  • 16 oz chicken stock
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups cooked & chopped turkey meat
  • Fresh cilantro
  1. Saute the onion & garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent & fragrant.
  2. Add the sauted onions & garlic to the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for a minimum of 4 hours.
  4. Continue to add chicken stock if you are looking for a chili with more liquid.





  • Diana Rambles

    YUMMY! Pinned!

  • Brooke

    This looks so yummy! I’ve been in need of some new recipes for leftover turkey, this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing! And what a cute snowman and little girl! Have a wonderful day!

  • Anne Kimball

    Hi Jenny, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    This turkey chili looks so yummy! Perfect for a cold winter day. Love your snowman picture, too.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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