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White Turkey Chili

This is one of those recipes that you make to your own taste - add or reduce ingredients according to your preferences.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast (or ground chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cans northern beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 (16 ounce) cans fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup frozen white shoepeg corn
  • 1 can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • Hot sauce to taste

Optional toppings

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sliced green onions
  • Reduced fat Colby/Monterrey Jack cheese |
  • Sour cream


  1. Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet; add onion, celery and bell pepper. Sauté until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add cooked vegetables to large Dutch oven or stock pot.
  3. Add turkey to non-stick skillet along with 1 teaspoon cumin, chili powder and salt. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until white and done (but not browned).
  4. Add cooked turkey to Dutch oven, along with beans and next 8 ingredients (chicken broth through cloves). Simmer uncovered over low heat for about 45 to 60 minutes.
  5. Add hot sauce to adjust heat level.
  6. Serve with optional toppings.