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Dutch Oven Smoked Turkey Chili Recipe

This Dutch Oven Smoked Turkey Chili Recipe! Leftover holiday turkey makes the perfect leftover comfort food, even better when smoked
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Cuisine: Entree
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Guy Who Grills

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Butter Beans
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans
  • 2 Cans Chicken Broth
  • Chopped Onion
  • Shredded Cooked turkey
  • Green Onion
  • 1 Can Diced Chili Greens
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Pinch of Oregano
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Can Great Northern Beans

Instructions

  • Start out with leftover shredded turkey. I  love to smoke a turkey they are perfect for this!!
  • Start-up your smoker to get the smoke rolling! I set my Pit Boss Pro 1100 to a smoke setting of P7 for the smoke setting.  I also closed the chimney stack to allow more smoke to stay in the smoker.  This time around I used mesquite pellets to smoke my chili.
  • If you are using a cast iron dutch oven wipe it down with oil so as to help make sure that it is ready to cook without having stuff stick.  An Enameled Cast Iron would work as well just know that the smoke may stain the dutch oven.
  • Using a strainer strain out your white beans and add to your dutch oven. (If your beans have a flavored sauce just dump those into the crockpot as is.)
  • Shred your turkey and place it into the dutch oven.
  • Cut up your onion, you can use red onion or yellow onion in this and add to the dutch oven.
  • Add in your chili green to the mixture in the dutch oven.
  • Season with your cumin, salt, peppercorns, and cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Pour in broth and water until it is well covered and give it a good stir to mix everything together.
  • Once your smoker is ready take it out to your smoker and allow it to smoke.  You will not be using the lid or cover at all for this recipe.
  • First I allowed mine to smoke on the smoke setting for a half hour then turned it up to 225.  I allowed it to slow smoke and cook for 4 hours at 225 degrees.
  • Remove and serve when ready!!

Notes

* You can thicken up the chili if you want with 1/4 cup of corn starch and 1 cup of hot water in a small bowl and then mix into the chili a half-hour before serving. 
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS AND ADD-INS TO THE CHILI:
Cheese
Sour Cream
Tortilla chips
Chili Paste
Sriracha
Jalapeno
Green Onions
 
OTHER SEASONINGS:
Chili Powder
Turmeric
Sumac
Smoked Paprika
Johnny's Seasoning Salt
Liquid Smoke
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SMOKED WHITE CHICKEN CHILI:
Cornbread.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
Breadsticks
Garlic Bread
Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread