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Turkey Chili with Adzuki Beans

Turkey Chili with Adzuki Beans

Turkey Chili with Adzuki Beans is a great way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 6


  • 1 cup adzuki beans
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 4 cups chicken broth I use Campbell's No Salt Added Chicken Broth
  • 1 pound cooked turkey pulled
  • 32 oz diced tomatoes
  • 5.5 oz tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • sour cream or plain yogourt (optional)
  • fresh chives chopped (optional)


  • Soak adzuki beans in 4 cups of filtered water overnight.
  • Rinse adzuki beans and place in 4 cups of chicken broth in saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add cooked turkey, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, paprika and cumin to adzuki beans and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Saute onion and celery in 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in separate saucepan until translucent. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add onion-celery-garlic mixture to turkey and adzuki beans and simmer, uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Taste and add more of the spices if necessary.
  • Serve turkey chili in bowls and add a dollop of sour cream or yogourt if desired, topped with fresh chives.