Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Turkey Chili
This is a riff on the ever popular chicken chili that is perfect potluck for early fall football games, but try making this in your slow cooker in the spring or summer with a dollop of cool sour cream or Greek yogurt for a tantalizing trip to Mexico without the expense of a plane ticket.The use of turkey thighs results in a soon-to-be-favorite change to your standard chicken chili recipe.
    Servings
    5-6people
    Cook Time
    HIGH 5-6hours
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    Servings
    5-6people
    Cook Time
    HIGH 5-6hours
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 turkey thighs, skin removed
    • 1 (15.5 oz.) can white cannellini beans, rinsed
    • 2cups frozen corn kernels
    • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa verde (commonly called green or tomatillo salsa; I like Whole Food’s 365)
    • 1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
    • Fresh cilantro, rinsed well and chopped, optional condiment
    • Cooked brown rice, optional condiment
    • Sour cream or Greek yogurt, optional condiment
    Instructions
    1. Place the chopped onion on the bottom of a larger slow cooker. Place the turkey thighs on top of the onion, and then add the beans and corn.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together the salsa and following 4 ingredients (through salt). Pour over beans and corn.
    3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 5-6 hours.
    4. Remove turkey thighs to a cutting board and using two forks, pull the meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones (or better, yet put in a pot with some veggie scrapes for a great turkey stock). Stir the shredded turkey meat into the pot. Serve in bowls topped with rice, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
    Recipe Notes

    Try your best to find turkey thighs because if you replace them with chicken thighs or breasts, well, you have then made chicken chili. The use of turkey thighs has a completely different taste and shouldn’t be compromised. Having said this, however, if you are looking for a change to your regular chicken chili recipe and have no desire to make a turkey version, then I am sure it will be delicious!

    Does your family like a chili chockfull of beans? You can add two cans of white cannellini beans; it’s an easy way to get in a good source of fiber.

    I use Whole Food’s 365 mild tomatillo salsa because it has a bit of heat but not enough to put off an 8 year old. If you prefer more heat, use your favorite green salsa or substitute your own.

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