Leftover Turkey Chili Recipe
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Leftover Turkey Chili

I’m always on the lookout for leftover recipes.  This turkey chili recipe uses holiday leftovers, but you could easily use leftover chicken, like a rotisserie chicken.  It uses canned beans, you could use dried very easily and have no problem at all.  I recommend the white dried great northern beans.  They’re easy to deal with and don’t require overnight soaking.

I served mine with cornbread, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.  We like cheese in any sort of chili!

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Leftover Turkey Chili

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 Cups
Author Carrie Hill


  • 1/2 onion small dice
  • 1 small green pepper small dice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 C chicken or Turkey broth
  • 2 Cups Diced Chicken or Turkey or whatever you have left - 1 cup works too
  • 2 15 oz cans Cannelini or Great Northern Beans
  • 1 15 oz can green chile enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp arbol chile powder


  1. Brown onions and green pepper in olive oil in a dutch oven
  2. Add in Diced Turkey until warm
  3. Add broth, enchilada sauce, oregano, cumin, chile powder, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer on med/low for about an hour, remove 1 C of hot broth and dissolve cornstarch in the broth and add back in, bring to light boil and cook for 20 more minutes
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving (1.5 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.