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bowl of chili with tortilla chips

Freezer-friendly Slow Cooker Green Turkey Chili

This slow cooker green turkey chili is not like traditional tomato based chili.  It gets its green color from green peppers, green chilies and tomatillo salsa.  It can easily be a vegetarian or vegan option by swapping out the turkey for more beans.  Finishing it off with a squeeze of lime and some fresh cilantro make it a quick summer meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chili, freezer friendly, green, make-ahead, slow cooker, turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author SL


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (breast or thigh)
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 large green peppers, diced
  • 1 12 oz can whole kernel corn
  • 1 19 oz can canellini beans, rinced and drained (white kidney beans)
  • 1 jar tomatillo salsa (salsa verde) (430 ml)
  • 1 can diced green chilies (127 ml)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)


  1. In a non-stick skillet, sauté onions, garlic and turkey until turkey is fully cooked. 

  2. Once turkey is cooked, add cumin and chili powder until combined. 

  3. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. 

  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8. 

  5. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime, chopped fresh cilantro and tortilla chips. 

    bowl of chili with tortilla chips