These savory recipes take a twist on classic chili featuring poultry as the main ingredient.
When you crave homemade chili, you crave homemade chili. There’s something about the savory, smoky, and spicy blend of peppers, meat, and beans that’s oh-so-much more delicious when it comes out of your own home kitchen. One of chili’s best features is its versatility – you can load it with virtually any ingredient and it still ends in an amazing dinner. Trade your classic beef chili with these turkey and chicken chili upgrades. Whether you’re looking for a healthier chili recipe, or simply bored with ground beef, these turkey and chicken chili recipes don’t disappoint. With unconventional ingredients like lima beans, sweet potatoes, quinoa, these chicken and turkey chili recipes are anything but ordinary. Find a hearty and comforting way to use your store-bought rotisserie chicken with our quick and easy White Lightening Chicken Chili, or make a down-home chili favorite by simmering ground turkey in your slow cooker for a rich turkey chili recipe. So set out some bowls, a big serving spoon, and a tray of hot cornbread. These homemade chili recipes are great for dinner tonight, and can be easily frozen for many more dinners to come.
Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato Chili
Chipotle chiles add a kick, but sweet potatoes balance the heat. Adjust the spice in this homey chili by increasing or decreasing the amount of chipotle to suit your taste. Buy the large dried lima beans if you can find them. They really look amazing and also give the chili a decidedly Southern accent.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Quinoa
Healthy and hearty, this quinoa chili will become a family favorite. The recipe calls for a bottle of beer; use your favorite seasonal brew to amp up the flavor. The alcohol will evaporate as the chili simmers in the slow cooker.
Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
Recipe: Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
Store-bought rotisserie chicken shortcuts the cook time, while white ale adds spice, body, and flavor.
White Lightning Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Don't drain the chopped green chiles or navy beans. Serve chili with cornbread.
Chicken-and-Three-Bean Chili Verde
For true Tex Mex flavor, serve with a side of tortilla chips and top with fresh avocado slices.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
This slow-cooker chili recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Browning the meat before adding it to the slow cooker brings out the rich flavor of the dish.
Quick Turkey Chili
Recipe: Quick Turkey Chili
Don't let the long list of ingredients deter you; chances are you'll have most of them on hand.
Smoky Chicken Chili
Recipe: Smoky Chicken Chili
Save time by making this chicken chili with smoked chicken from your favorite barbecue restaurant, or use a barbecue-flavored rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.