White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili Recipe

Serves: 6

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White Turkey Chili pictured here with spiced broccoli and coconut milk quinoa.


I’d like to thank my mother-in-law Lisa for this incredible spin on my typical winter chili recipe. 

Happy Cooking!

Chili Ingredients

1 lg. onion chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ c. butter
4 cups cooked chicken (can be roasted chicken sold in stores or cook yourself).
*** i use turkey instead! (about 1 ½ lbs). ** . If you use the turkey, cook with olive oil in the soup pot first. Remove from pot and begin recipe.
3 cups chicken broth
2 tsp fresh cilantro (or more) Or it can be omitted.
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp cayenne pepper (add more or less as desired)
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 15 oz. cans great northern beans (cannelli), drained


Toppings (optional!)

1 medium tomato chopped
tortilla chips, broken up
grated cheddar cheese (could use white cheddar)
fresh cilantro
sour cream? yogurt?
onions of your choice?



(Reminder: If you use the turkey, cook with olive oil in the soup pot first. Remove from pot and begin recipe.)
1. Cook & stir onion & garlic in butter in 4 quart Dutch oven until soft and fragrant, but not browned (I add the garlic a few minutes after the onion so it won’t get too browned).
2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
3. Heat to boiling.
4. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes to an hour
5. Serve with toppings of your choice!

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  1. December 5, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Omg this looks amazing! Will need to try this!

    • Carrie Tyler
      December 7, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Yes! It’s so nice to have another option for a winter chili recipe that isn’t the typical red bean kind. Let me know if you end up making it!

  2. Karin Miller
    December 6, 2017 / 9:07 am

    I love this recipe! It is the perfect comfort food… especially at this time of year!!!! YUM!

    • Carrie Tyler
      December 7, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      You’re the better chef so I’m curious to know if you’ll love it as much as I do!!

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