Photo: James Carrier; Styling: Kim Konecny
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Notes: Serve with warm cornbread.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 4 1/2-quart or larger electric slow-cooker, mix the onion, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.

Step 2

Pull off and discard skin from turkey thighs; trim off and discard fat. Rinse thighs and lay on vegetables in cooker. Pour hominy and tomatoes with juice over turkey.

Step 3

Cover and cook until turkey pulls easily from the bone, 6 to 7 hours on low, 4 to 5 hours on high. If possible, turn meat over about halfway through cooking.

Step 4

With a slotted spoon, transfer turkey to a plate. Skim and discard any fat from cooking liquid. When turkey is cool enough to handle, in about 10 minutes, discard bones and tear meat into large chunks. Return meat and juices to cooker; cover and cook until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 5

Spoon turkey chili into wide bowls. Top portions as desired with cheese, olives, and green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Jazzy1's Review

February 07, 2015
I upped the amount of chili powder, and used two thighs and one smoked turkey leg. The chili had wonderful flavor. I, also, added a can of rinsed Pinto beans, because my husband loves beans in his chili. My husband loved it but indicated that there was too much meat. I liked it that way. It did turn out real thick. I added some chicken stock to loosen it up.

Janetkay's Review

November 15, 2010
I used smoked turkey leg, it was great. I think i could have doubled the other ingredients with one leg & thigh. It was wonderful!

PaulaJoD's Review

November 10, 2010
I don't quite understand the other poster of this recipe. It plainly states "2 or 3 turkey thighs (about 3 lb. total)" for the recipe. Delish, BTW.

Alcancook's Review

October 30, 2010
Have not tried it. Just a note here. The recipe does not say how much turkey thighs to use.