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

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!
Course Main Entree, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 530kcal
Author Julie Wampler


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


  • 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).


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.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 51g102%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


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