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This is a fabulous recipe to use leftover roasted turkey or chicken. The base recipe comes from a good friend of mine, Ellen. Serve topped with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and with your favorite cornbread.


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium organic red onions, diced
  • 4 medium organic carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 5-7 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cans organic diced tomatoes (such as Fire Roasted Muir Glen), undrained
  • 1 to 2 (8 oz) cans of diced green chilies
  • 2 cans of organic pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 quarts organic, free-range chicken broth
  • 1 large bunch organic collard greens, chopped
  • 1 medium bunch organic kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup organic fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 to 1.5 lb chopped roasted turkey or chicken
  • Organic, light sour cream
  • Shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • Organic tortilla chips


  1. Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat in a large stock pot. Saute onions, carrots and garlic, stirring frequently until golden – about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes through oregano. Shortly after, add chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add collard greens through turkey. Bring back to a boil, and simmer for another 15 minutes, or until the collard greens are tender.
  4. Serve hot, topped with a dollop of light sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and crushed tortilla chips.