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White Turkey Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

White Turkey Chili

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"Tasty white chili that can be made with turkey or chicken. Jalapeno peppers give just enough kick! Garnish with green onions, cilantro, more cheese, or chopped tomatoes. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion in oil until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano, cumin, and ginger; cook for another minute. Pour in chicken broth and white wine, and then add the bay leaf. Cook uncovered until slightly reduced, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in turkey, beans, and jalapeno. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Using back of spoon, mash 1/4 of beans to thicken sauce. Reduce heat to low, and begin stirring in cheese 1/2 cup at a time. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2009

I made this recipe with leftover holiday turkey. It was incredible! Definately not bland but not too spicy either... even my kids loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2011

I thought this was terrible and my husband concurred. Took all kinds of spicing and help to make it palatable.

Nov 30, 2010

Just made this with turkey leftovers. I prepared with all ingredients. The peppers are not too much! Delicious!

Dec 01, 2010

This was pretty good. I wasn't convinced that I should add 2 whole jalepenos and that was a mistake. Next time I will follow that. I did add just a little more broth but otherwise this was a really good recipe. I don't like turkey much and I ate a huge serving.

Nov 30, 2010

This was fabulous! I had to modify a bit because I didn't have peppers or jack cheese. I just added crushed red pepper at the end and I grated extra sharp white cheddar directly into my bowl. This is my NEW favorite chili!

Nov 30, 2010

Didn't have lime juice but really liked it anyway! Dumped everything in the crockpot and used up the last of our Thanksgiving turkey. Also tore our no-longer-so-fresh biscuits up and added them in...awesome :)

Nov 30, 2010

This was excellent and such a change of pace for the Thanksgiving left-over turkey. I had "Fire and Ice" white wine with jalepeno on hand. Yummy! I forgot to add the lime juice but it was awesome just the same.

Feb 05, 2010

Made this and loved it! I never had white chili before, but, with this recipe I'm not sure I'll make anything else!


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  • Calories
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 571 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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