Smoked Turkey Chili

Smoked Turkey Chili uses roasted  turkey from  the  smoker to add deep rich smoky flavor to a tomato based meaty chili.
Smoked Turkey Chili

Smoked Turkey Chili

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

Smoked Turkey Chili is my recipe of the day for the blogging event “2021 Chili  Cook-Off”.

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Smoked Turkey Chili

I had some turkey left after smoking  a whole turkey  since we had not eaten the whole thing. It’s  just the two of us here.

So I took what I had of that,  removed the bones and skins and chopped it up to make a chili. I didn’t want a white chili, nor did I want beans so did  it with red  sauce and meat.

I have a recipe for the smoked turkey you  can use to prepare this or perhaps you have some you purchased  or made with another recipe.

You could serve this with crackers,  with cheese on top,   with  pasta as a chili mac or even on  top of hot dogs or  thickened up and  put  in  a burrito. There are lots of ways to enjoy.

The smoky  flavor from  the turkey sets it over  the top in my book  so this is one  I will prepare often. I hope you enjoy it  as well.

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Smoked Turkey Chili

Smoked Turkey Chili

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Smoked Turkey Chili

Smoked Turkey Chili

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 6
Calories 265 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning or seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds chopped smoked turkey
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes with green chillies
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups turkey broth or water


  • Saute the onions and garlic in oil until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for one hour.
  • Note: Beans can be added to this if you prefer.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1219mgPotassium: 819mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1318IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 3mg
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4 responses

  1. I read that you didn’t want to add beans, and yet there are beans in the photos of your chili? How did that happen?

    • It must be turkey skin which I left on the meat. It does sort of look like beans in the picture, doesn’t it? I do recall looking in the pantry that day for chili beans and all I had was chickpeas for hummus. But don’t worry, I haven’t done a bean-sneak on anyone. We all like beans here anyway. And if I had them they would be all over the pace in the chili, more than a couple spots.

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