We heated it up for leftovers a few days later and it was even better!! For this particular recipe I used a slow cooker, but quinoa is so versatile that it can be cooked in many different ways. . My slow cooker was not big enough, so I cooked it in a big pot on the stove. Instead of sour cream you can also add fat free greek yogurt on top of the chili. The concept of chili is intrinsic: a relaxed atmosphere, warm kitchen, and a certain sense of community that comes from all serving ourselves from the same steaming pot. You know the cooking games I play around here.
This will be a staple in my cookbook for a long time. Finals start tomorrow so I wanted to make something delicious, hearty, and relatively healthy that I could eat all week and this is going to be perfect!!! I also have a secret ingredient that I believe sets this slow cooker quinoa chili apart from the pack: an actual six pack! Since I live on the border with Mexico — in Texas — I have certain expectations for chili, so that it is traditional. Making the first chili of the season always feels a bit ceremonious to me. The flavors are incredible and I love that the chicken just marinates in everything all day as it cooks. Will be trying more of your recipes soon as well.
I love their scent, the flavor, the juice. Also I just used maybe one cup of left over squash and no sweet potato, but I did add a whole red pepper. With the New Year officially in full swing, healthy eating has definitely become a huge priority with our family! And a little meat goes a long way — something for everyone. And each bite is made better by the mass quantities of toppings. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I also made a big pot of on Sunday afternoon, using dried peppers and everything. I also almost half a bulb of chopped garlic in with the onions and turkey. This slow cooker quinoa chili makes a delicious and easy dinner and if you want to prepare enough to feed a lot of people, the ingredients can easily be doubled or even tripled depending on the size of your slow cooker. Serve warm with desired toppings. Hence my attempt to make it look that way with the avocado and cilantro. Oh and I should also mention the flavors in this chili are crazy delicious! Remove chicken then shred and place in the refrigerator. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
This recipe is getting added to the rotation of slow cooker recipes. Then add tomatoes, black beans, corn, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Make sure you really really rinse your quinoa. Remove and place in slow cooker insert. Slow cooker turkey quinoa chili is a delicious, easy, and healthy chili recipe for your crockpot.
I like to separate the chili out into individual serving sizes and freeze them in sealed containers. It still gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it. The ingredients play well with each other, and the sweet potato is especially lovely intermixed with the sultry spices. This slow cooker quinoa chicken chili makes enough to feed a crowd! We used loads of black beans, green chilies, bell pepper and onion blended with an array of spices. This Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili nails all three. I just love crock pot dishes because not only do they save you tons of time in the kitchen, but they also save you money and make clean up such a breeze because everything cooks right in one pot! Since it is already cooked so I need to cook it in the skillet and if not should I just add the ingredients from that step into the slow cooker? Set your slow cooker for 6-8 hours and there you go. If you do not your dish will have a very bitter flavor to it.
I love how sweet and thick it turned out! My ideal chili recipe is low on maintenance, high on flavor, and reasonably healthy. Additional Healthy Chili Recipes You Might Enjoy! If you want to add more slow cooker meals into your repertoire be sure to check out this list I put together of meals. Loving the flavors and the consistency the quinoa gives it. The sweet potato was such an amazing addition. I didn't put the quinoa or black beans in until 4 hours after the veggies had cooked and then turned heat down to low. Pinning that to make very soon! Chili in the slow cooker is the best because it just sits and simmers and lets the flavors meld together all day. I made this for my family on Superbowl Sunday with some honey cornbread.
Even though it clearly is not at all that color. Last step is to stir the shredded chicken back into the chili then scoop into bowls and serve with your favorite chili toppers like green Tabasco sauce, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, or pickled jalapenos. Also, I've found that when you turn off the heat, if you remove the lid for 15-20 minutes the quinoa firms up. Yes, I think it will fit! Packed with protein, plenty of flavor and a sort of almost creaminess from the quinoa … this chili wins. Just be sure to always rinse your quinoa really really well.
That way you can always have an easy to prep recipe in your arsenal. Gotta love the slow cooker and the super human powers it provides us! As for the weekend, we had some snow here in the north of Athens, mostly in the mountains around the city, it was really cold! Combine the quinoa, water, onion, garlic, red pepper, black beans, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, green chiles, corn, lime juice, cumin, chile powder, and cilantro in a slow cooker. Add garlic and cook another minute. This yields shorter, easier-to-eat strands of chicken when you break it up before finishing. I turned the slow cooker on high for the last 2 hours and that seemed to do the trick.
Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours. Do you have any favorite chili or other autumn recipes that mark the start of fall for you the way this Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili does for me? One of my sister got my husband and I tickets to see a band play in Kohler, so we planned a little weekend around it. Yummy, and perfect for this winter cold blast! You could definitely experiment, but the recipe is designed for chopped vegetables, versus something puréed, like canned pumpkin. I grab several good-for-us ingredients, throw them over some chicken, grab the lid, and let the crock pot do what it was hired to do. Also, you can easily cut up frozen chicken breasts this way and they take less time to cook in any crock pot meal. I usually top my bowls with plenty of chopped cilantro, , and tangy. The specifics of your chili in particular, however, will remain a surprise to me, until I take my first bite.