This Copycat Panera Turkey Chili recipe lets you make the comforting restaurant favorite at home! A big pot of turkey chili loaded with beans, tomatoes, corn, and even shelled edamame. It has more texture than your typical chili and great Tex-Mex flavor from the added ancho chili powder and salsa verde.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1.5–2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1.5 tablespoons ancho chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, adjust to taste
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes, petite diced is preferred
- 3/4 cup salsa verde
- 1 4oz can diced green chiles
- 1 15oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
- 1 cup frozen fire roasted corn kernels
- 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or stock
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Cook Turkey – Heat up a large dutch oven with the oil to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ground turkey and cook, while crumbling, until fully cooked and crumbled. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked turkey to a plate.
- Cook Carrots and Onion – Add the onion and carrot and sauté until they are soft. About 4-5 minutes. Once the veggies are softened, add the garlic and spices and cook until just fragrant.
- Add Tomato Paste – Add the tomato paste and cook until brick red while stirring to combine. Add a little bit of the broth to deglaze the pan and stir to combine (scrape any bits from the bottom).
- Simmer – Add the remaining ingredients (minus the corn, edamame, lime juice, and cilantro). Stir to combine, bring to a simmer, and lower the heat to keep it at a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes, covered.
- Add Edamame and Corn – Stir in the shelled edamame and corn and simmer again, this time uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
- Finish and Serve – Remove from heat and to add some freshness, stir in the lime juice and fresh cilantro. Stir and serve with toppings of your choice.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Main, Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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