Wow! This slow cooker turkey green chili chowder recipe is a real keeper. It’s creamy, delicious, light and nutritious. Healthy comfort food in a bowl.
I came across the recipe for it in FIX-IT and FORGET-IT LIGHTLY: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, early last week while looking for a soup to make with leftover turkey other than my standard turkey noodle. It had been submitted by a woman in Rio Rancho, New Mexico (where they really know their green chile) so I had a feeling it would be a winner.
I made a couple minor changes: using a can of chopped green chiles instead of fresh (since that’s what I had on hand) and adding a can of green chile enchilada sauce to kick up the canned chiles a bit.
This slow cooker turkey green chili chowder reminded me of my mom’s corn chowder, only zippier and heartier, thanks to the addition of green chilies and turkey. And it makes a big batch – a full 12 cups – which is a lot when you’re a family of two.
We had it for dinner twice which wasn’t a sacrifice since it was so good. I shared a container of it with my mom who also enjoyed it. And there was enough left for a few quick and easy lunches too. I love recipes that allow me to cook once and then eat two, three or more times.