Warm and spicy, quick and easy, this Paleo and Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili is the perfect weeknight dinner on a cold, rainy winter night.

Paleo & Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili

My husband smoked a wonderfully delicious, moist, flavorful turkey for Thanksgiving. We had leftover turkey meals for days, and they were great. But enough’s enough, right? I wanted to use up the rest of the turkey, but I didn’t want to taste the turkey. This Paleo and Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili FTW!

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Warm and spicy, quick and easy, this Paleo and Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili is the perfect weeknight dinner on a cold, rainy winter Warm and spicy, quick and easy, this Paleo and Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili is the perfect weeknight dinner on a cold, rainy winter night.night.

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Paleo & Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili

  • Author: Kristi Barnes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp. light olive oil
  • 3 c. shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 23 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large stock pot, heat light olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add turkey, onion and pepper and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the tomato paste, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin, stirring well.
  4. Add the chicken broth and allow to reduce for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes and and mix well.
  6. Season with the salt and pepper, adding more to taste throughout the remainder of the cooking process.
  7. Simmer 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

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The great thing about this Paleo & Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili is that you can adapt it to fit what you have on hand. Take a look through your fridge and throw in whatever veggies you have in there. Carrots, zucchini, celery…anything’s game! If you don’t have a fresh poblano pepper on hand, two small cans of diced green chilies will work fine too.

Warm and spicy, quick and easy, this Paleo and Whole30 Leftover Turkey Chili is the perfect weeknight dinner on a cold, rainy winter night.

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4 Comments
  • Nicole
    Posted at 18:43h, 26 November Reply

    Turned out great! I added an extra poblano and some Chipotle chili powder, but otherwise made it as instructed. Great warm, healthy meal for a cold night! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 19:20h, 26 November Reply

      Thanks for sharing! I love peppers and extra spice! ☺️

  • Elethia Green
    Posted at 07:59h, 29 November Reply

    It was such a great way to change up the leftover turkey flavor. This chili was wonderful and will be on our yearly holiday list bc you can only eat so much plain turkey or turkey sandwiches! This chili had a ton of flavor- not spicy, was super easy and fast to make. I recommend it to everyone!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 17:29h, 29 November Reply

      So glad you liked it! Thank you for sharing! ☺️☺️

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