Turkey White Chili Recipe

Turkey White Chili Recipe

How To Make Turkey White Chili

Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Turkey white chili brings a new twist to the traditional chili with white beans, green chilis, and lots of garlic.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½lbdry white beans,soaked overnight in water, drained
  • 3cupsturkey stock
  • 1garlic cloves,minced
  • 1medium onions,chopped, divided
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1jalapeno,or serrano pepper, stem and most seeds removed, chopped, optional
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tsporegano,dried
  • pinchground cloves
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • 2cansgreen chilies,chopped
  • 2cupsturkey,diced cooked
  • salt,to taste

For the Garnishes and Extras:

  • cupsmonterey jack cheese,grated
  • cupcilantro,chopped
  • ¼cupgreen onions,chopped
  • 1avocado,pitted, peeled, and chopped, or guacamole
  • tomatoes or salsa,chopped
  • corn tortilla chips,and/or fresh warmed flour tortillas


  1. Combine soaked and drained beans, turkey stock, and half the onions in a large soup pot and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very soft for 1 to 3 hours or more, depending on the type of white beans you are using.

  3. Combine the beans and the turkey stock in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.

  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat, cook chopped jalapeño, and remaining onions in oil until tender. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more. Add green chilies and seasonings and mix thoroughly.

  5. Add the jalapeño onion mixture to the stock and beans. Add the turkey and salt to taste, and simmer for 10 minutes or more until the beans are thoroughly soft and the stew has thickened.

  6. Serve topped with grated cheese. Garnish with cilantro, chopped fresh tomato, salsa, chopped green onions, and/or avocados.

  7. Serve with fresh warmed flour tortillas or tortilla chips.


  • Calories: 542.98kcal
  • Fat: 26.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.63g
  • Fiber: 10.91g
  • Sugar: 5.88g
  • Protein: 37.77g
  • Cholesterol: 79.88mg
  • Sodium: 880.96mg
  • Calcium: 446.12mg
  • Potassium: 1459.95mg
  • Iron: 6.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 112.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 54.43mg
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