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After working hard on that Thanksgiving meal, why not make your life easy with leftovers? Throw that leftover turkey into the crockpot to make this slow cooker white turkey chili!

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

My blogger bff Rachel visited me this past weekend and we had a packed weekend with lots of eating, cooking, shopping, DC touristy-fun, and of course, Catching Fire watching! We ate our weight in cupcakes, too, on top of everything else. We bought half a dozen from Georgetown Cupcake one evening and tried all 6 flavors we bought and then the next day, we went to another cupcake bakery and bought four more other flavors to “compare.” Hey, it’s research ;)

Rachel has a great recap of our weekend and she linked up to all the Instagram photos she took of our adventures. You should go check it out (and she has a slow cooker recipe for turkey leftovers today too!).

Has anyone seen Catching Fire yet? What did you think about it? At first, I thought it was too long and it was dragging on, but then it got really good and I got more into it. I had forgotten some tidbits of the book and when it was played out on screen, it all came back to me. I was pleased with how they portrayed everything in the movie – I always have a picture in my head when I read books of how scenes are and when you finally see it in a movie, you can really see how someone else (the director) interpreted it. It’s so neat :)

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

So truth be told, usually by the end of Thanksgiving day, I get really sick of turkey because we’re constantly picking at it throughout the night and I don’t know, turkey just isn’t my favorite type of meat (I love ground turkey though, lol).

Anyway, so you’re probably wondering what to do with your leftover turkey. I’m here to help! Make some slow cooker white turkey chili :) you can do this with chicken thighs, too, for those other months that you don’t have a lifetime supply of turkey, but since you’ll have so much leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, you should throw some in a slow cooker and have a hearty, flavorful, and different meal! I loved how hearty this was and the depth of flavors in this! Definitely a nice break from all the Thanksgiving leftovers :)

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili

After working hard on that Thanksgiving meal, why not make your life easy with leftovers? Throw that leftover turkey into the crockpot to make this slow cooker white turkey chili!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 3 cups low sodium turkey stock
  • 1: 15 ounce can white or yellow hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 4 jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3: 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 pounds leftover turkey meat, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 avocados, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  • In a blender, puree 2 cups of turkey stock with the can of hominy until smooth. Pour into the crockpot insert.
  • In a large skillet, turn heat on to medium high and add vegetable oil to the skillet. Sauté onions, jalapeños, garlic, cumin, and coriander until soft and tender. Stir in remaining 1 cup of turkey stock, scraping the bottom of the skillet for any browned pieces left behind. Carefully pour into crockpot.
  • Add the cannellini beans, turkey meat, salt, and pepper. Carefully stir together with a spatula to make sure everything is evenly distributed.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  • Serve with avocado pieces on top and garnish with cilantro (optional).

Recipe Notes

If making this with chicken, you'll want 3 pounds of whole chicken thighs and you'll want to use 3 cups of low sodium chicken stock or broth. At step 3, you'll nestle the chicken thighs in the crockpot and remove the chicken thighs to shred after 4 hours (if cooking on low) or 2 hours (if cooking on high). Add the shredded chicken thighs back into the crockpot and stir to incorporate.

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NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 530 kcal | Carbohydrates: 55 g | Protein: 51 g | Fat: 12 g | Fiber: 13 g | Sugar: 7 g

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Course: Main Entree, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker, turkey

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Ruth

Monday 6th of April 2015

Any recommended substitute for hominy? I've searched Toronto and cannot find any! Thanks

Julie

Wednesday 8th of April 2015

You could substitute white corn kernels!

Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 29th of November 2013

Oh my, this chili looks fantastic :) definitely have to try this out as soon as i can!

francesca

Friday 29th of November 2013

I couldn't find a turkey this year, but we ate nearly 3 whole chickens between 8 of us. And you better believe I'm making chilli out of our leftovers :D

Jaclyn

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

This looks so delicious! I love white chili!

naomi

Tuesday 26th of November 2013

I'm all for this! I love a good slow cooker meal - and one after all the thanksgiving hard work?! Yes, please!