Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili is such a hearty and delicious meal that can be made with leftover turkey meat. Just add everything to the crockpot and cook.

Slow Cooker Recipes are such a time saver and a staple in our house. I just love adding all the ingredients to my slow cooker and let it work its magic. For instance, you should try our easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, the Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup and this Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken is always a success. Similarly, if you are looking for something more fancy, yet easy, these Slow Cooker Short Ribs are a great option.

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili Recipe

Easy Crockpot White Turkey Chili

I love a good slow cooker meal like this White Turkey Chili, because it is very easy to make, and it always turns out delicious. This chili is creamy, hearty and just a little spicy. The best part is that you just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and let it work its magic, ending up with a tasty meal.

In addition, this recipe can also be made with chicken, use a rotisserie chicken to save some time. For a milder, less spicy version, just skip the diced chiles and the jalapeño. This White Turkey Chili is creamy, with tender meat, buttery beans, and sweet corn. I like serving it with a squeeze of fresh lime, corn chips, a large dollop of sour cream and some slices of fresh jalapeños.

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili Recipe

HOW DO YOU MAKE SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI?

This White Turkey Chili is very easy to make and you can make it with either cooked or uncooked turkey meat. For exact directions, please see the recipe card below. Also, I have attached a small video instruction on how to follow the recipe steps.

MAKING SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI USING COOKED TURKEY:

  • Follow the recipe directions and add the required ingredients to the slow cooker, cook per recipe directions.
  • Next, 30 minutes before the chili is done cooking, stir in shredded cheese, cream, and sour cream.
  • Also, you can use an immersion blender to blend all the ingredients and make it thicker.
  • Serve the chili with your favorite toppings.

MAKING SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI USING UNCOOKED TURKEY:

  • First, slice the turkey breast into a few portions.
  • Then, follow the recipe directions and add the uncooked turkey to the slow cooker, just like you would add the cooked turkey.
  • Next, add the rest of the required ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4 hours, until the turkey is cooked through. Using two forks shred the turkey and stir.
  • Next, 30 minutes before the chili is done cooking, stir in shredded cheese, cream, and sour cream.
  • You can use an immersion blender to blend all the ingredients and make it thicker.
  • Serve the chili with your favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili Recipe

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI?

Cook the turkey chili for 3 hours on High or 5-6 hours on Low.

SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Bacon crumbs or chopped bacon
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Chopped green onion or parsley
  • Diced chives
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Corn chips

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili Recipe

HOW TO FREEZE SLOW COOKER WHITE TURKEY CHILI?

  • First, let the chili completely cool.
  • I recommend using quart bags to freeze it. Then, use a cup to transfer the chili into the bags.
  • Next, squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
  • Similarly, to thaw the chili, first remove it from the freezer the night before serving. Also, you can put the sealed soup bag in warm water to thaw it faster.
  • Heat in a soup pan, simmer for a few minutes. Serve.

Recipe TIPS:

  • This recipe can be made with either chicken or turkey. Also, it can be made vegetarian, just add extra beans and skip the meat.
  • In addition, adding some cooked bacon will add an amazing smoky and rich flavor to the chili.
  • Using fresh onion, and garlic will also add lots of flavors.
  • Similarly, you can add herbs, like thyme and oregano.
  • The green chiles can be skipped, for less spicy chili.

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Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups  cooked shredded turkey meat 
  • 1  small yellow onion  (diced)
  • 1  jalapeño  (seeded and minced)
  • 2 15 oz. cans  white beans  (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 oz. can  sweet corn  (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 4.5 oz. can  green chiles 
  • 1 tablespoon  minced garlic 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried parsley 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  kosher salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground black pepper 
  • 4 cups  chicken broth  (low-sodium)
  • 1  lime  (zested and juiced)

To be added later:

  • 1/2 cup  sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup  cream 
  • 1 cup  shredded pepper jack cheese  (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons  cornstarch 
  • 4 tablespoons  water 

Garnish

  •  Lime juice 
  •  Freshly chopped cilantro or parsley 
  •  Extra cheese 
  •  Sour cream 
  •  Jalapeños 
  •  Corn chips 

Instructions

  1. Add the shredded turkey meat to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Top with the white beans, green chiles, minced jalapeño, diced onion, minced garlic, sweet corn, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried parsley, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice, lime zest and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Add chicken broth.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  4. When there are 30 minutes of cooking remaining, stir in sour cream until fully combined. Stir in shredded cheese until melted and fully combined. Stir in sour cream.
  5. If you would prefer a thicker soup, in a small bowl combine cornstarch and water, until cornstarch is fully dissolved and the mixture to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.

  6. Cover and cook for extra 30 minutes on high.
  7. Optional: using an immersion blender, puree a portion of the chili, about 1/4, to thicken it, leaving the rest of the ingredients whole.

  8. Serve topped with a squeeze of fresh lime juice add your favorite toppings.
Calories: 294 Carbohydrates: 6 Protein: 28 Fat: 16 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 135 Sodium: 791 Potassium: 442 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 440 Vitamin C: 18.9 Calcium: 75 Iron: 1.7
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Meghan

I love white chili and what a good idea to have turkey in it! Handy for Thanksgiving leftovers :)

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Dorothy at Shockinglydelish

I make white chicken chili and we love it. I've never thought to make it with turkey! Can't wait to try this!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

This seriously looks so comforting! I want that bowl.

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Melanie Bauer

This looks seriously incredible! Love all the flavors going on with this recipe, so tasty and flavorful!

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Toni | Boulder Locavore

For sure, this will quickly become a favorite in my house!

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Jamielyn

One of my favorites! So easy and delicious!

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Kimberly

Mmmm, I could go for a big bowl of that right now!

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Trish

Omg I loved this recipe was super tasty!

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I am very happy that you gave it a try!

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Char

Could you use Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream?

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yes

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Marissa

can you use ground turkey for this recipe?

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sure, just brown it before adding to the slow cooker

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Jil Ortíz

How many chicken breasts would you use for this?

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about 4

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Ashlee

What kind of cream do you use for 1/2 cup cream?

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I usually go with heavy whipping cream.

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