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Chilli con Carne de Aves (Turkey or Chicken)



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Chilli con Carne de Aves

  • 400 g Left-over turkey or chicken
  • or
  • 2 skinless chicken fillets (approx 200g each), cut in 1/2 horizontally, pre-cooked in the Varoma
  • 2 cans Whole tomatoes (400g)
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 long red chilli (optional), deseeded (optional)
  • 1 Medium Carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp TM Vegetable stock paste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 can Canelloni beans or Chick peas (420g), drained
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded & diced

Recipe's preparation

    Chilli con Carne de Aves
  1. 1) Place cooked turkey or chicken in TM bowl.

    Shred 7 sec / Counter-clockwise operation / speed 4



    2) Add contents of tomato tins to TM bowl.

    Chop 1 sec / Closed lid / Turbo

    (Turbo / 1 sec for TM5)

    Remove lid, scrap down sides of bowl with spatula.

    Repeat if necessary. (You don't want the tomatoes too fine. Tomatoes should be chunky.)


    Clean & dry TM bowl.


    3) Put oil, garlic, onion, carrot & celery into TM bowl (& fresh chilli if using).

    Chop 3 sec / speed 7. Scrap down sides of bowl. Repeat in 1 sec bursts if necessary.

    Saute 3min / Varoma temperature (120C for TM5) / speed 1.


    3) Return tomatoes & turkey or chicken to TM bowl. Add spices, stock & beans. Add diced capsicum. Mix ingredients together in TM bowl with spatula.

    Cook 30 min / 100C / Counter-clockwise operation / Gentle stir setting with TM basket on top. 


    4) Serve with sides of your choice e.g. guacamole, rice, tortillas, mashed potato, bread or toast.




  2. Precooking of chicken breasts if you don't have any left-overs - (adds 25 minutes cooking time to recipe, and time for cooked meat to cool)
  3. 1) Place 1 litre of water in TM bowl.


    2) Place chicken breasts on top tray of Varoma


    3) Put Varoma in place

    Steam 25 min / Varoma / speed 2


    4) Ensure chicken is cooked through and allow to cool.


    5) Empty & dry TM bowl


    6) Proceed with Chilli con Carne de Aves recipe as above.


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White coloured beans have been chosen for this recipe to match the white meat of the turkey or chicken. Canelloni beans are also known as white kidney beans.

This recipe is a great way to use Christmas Dinner left-overs.

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  • Excellent and very tasty, but

    Submitted by ARB on 27. February 2016 - 21:56.

    Excellent and very tasty, but my tomatoes seemed to disappear into a purée, maybe fresh whole tomatoes would be better?

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  • Thank you.

    Submitted by candiet on 27. December 2015 - 20:32.

    Thank you.

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  • Great recipe - really enjoyed

    Submitted by Mazzymaz on 20. December 2015 - 11:22.

    Great recipe - really enjoyed it, thanks

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  • Loved it!  Increased cumin to

    Submitted by Jaqs on 14. June 2015 - 18:23.

    Loved it!  Increased cumin to 4 tsp and added a tbsp brown sugar. Will def make again and again.

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  •   Great recipe! Delicious and

    Submitted by harrylucas on 1. June 2015 - 20:29.


    Great recipe! Delicious and easy 

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  • LOVED this! I used cannellini

    Submitted by Kaaateee on 22. January 2015 - 23:20.

    LOVED this! I used cannellini beans and 700g of chicken. Served it with fresh bread rolls and garlic butter - clean plates all round.

    The next day, we took some of the leftovers, reheated and then strained the excess liquid out and served it in the soft stand n stuff tortillas with sour cream and cheese. 

    Highly recommended.

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  • Nice alternative to

    Submitted by In my kitchen on 21. January 2015 - 22:20.

    Nice alternative to traditional Chilli Con Carne. 

    Very tasty and enjoyed by all at the dinner table.


    thank you for sharing tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Oh wow! I made this tonight,

    Submitted by Ms Mixy on 14. December 2014 - 19:27.

    Oh wow! I made this tonight, didn't have leftover chicken so I cooked 2 breasts first in oven with vegetable stock and water covering it. It was delicious. I used fresh tomatoes and fresh soaked chickpeas.  Yum!

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