Turkey Wild Rice Chili

This simple turkey wild rice chili is the perfect way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Full of spicy flavor and perfect when topped with crackers.

This simple turkey wild rice chili is the perfect way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Full of spicy flavor and perfect when topped with crackers.

I have a bone to pick with Netflix. In my last post I praised them for the fact they are getting Friends in January BUT really we are being robbed. As I sit her in Grenada I’m watching Easy A. A movie (of course) not available on US Netflix. They also have TONS of other new movies, Modern Family and they already have Friends.

What the heck Netflix. I get the whole licensing agreement business but this Grenadian Netflix kicks ass. Get with it ‘Merica.

This simple turkey wild rice chili is the perfect way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Full of spicy flavor and perfect when topped with crackers.

Even though I’m soaking up the sun (and watching Netflix and working) I was a little bummed I missed Thanksgiving. I had made a mayonnaise roasted turkey a few weeks before so I had time to make this soup BUT there is nothing like a proper turkey on Thanksgiving. Instead I ate chicken and soursop ice cream.

Totally the same thing.

Or not.

This simple turkey wild rice chili is the perfect way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Full of spicy flavor and perfect when topped with crackers.

So even though it’s super hot I’m still craving this chili. It was packed full of flavor (hello smoked paprika!) and tastes great when topped with oyster crackers…or cheese…or Fritos…

You get the point. It’s great no matter what you put on it.

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Turkey Wild Rice Chili

This simple turkey wild rice chili is the perfect way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Full of spicy flavor and perfect when topped with crackers.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced bell peppers
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • 2 (8.8 ounce) bags 90 second wild rice, not heated

Directions:

Add all ingredients except turkey to a large soup pot.

Simmer on medium low heat for 3 hours. Add more stock if the chili gets too thick.

Stir in turkey and rice, simmer for another 30 minutes just to warm the meat and rice.

If the mixture looks too thick simply thin out with more chicken stock.

Serve plain or with cheese, crackers, chips or sour cream.

Note: The 90-second rice is precooked so no need to heat it before adding. It will warm when added to the soup.

3 Responses to “Turkey Wild Rice Chili”

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    Joanne — December 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Well, I would probably choose warmer weather over this chili (no offense) but if I can’t have the former, I’ll take six bowls of the latter. At least.

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    Chantal — January 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Hi! Was looking up for a recipe for left over turkey from Christmas and found yours on Pinterest. I will definitely try your Turkey Wild Rice Chili
    posted by on Nov 28, 2014. Those really yummy looking crackers, are they homemade? If yes, could you kindly share the recipe? It would be much appreciated!

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