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Easy White Turkey Chili

  • 8 Servings
  • 10 mins Prep Time
  • 50 mins Total Time


  • 1 package 93% Lean / 7% Fat Ground Turkey
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mild diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips or corn tortillas (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)

Serving Size About 1 1/4 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    In large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey; cook to 165°F using a meat thermometer, stirring occasionally to break up turkey.
  • Step 2

    Add onion, flour and chili powder; cook about 5 minutes.
  • Step 3

    Add beans, chicken broth and chiles; bring to a simmer and cook, covered, about 30 minutes.
  • Step 4

    Stir in cilantro.
  • Step 5

    Serve with tortilla chips or warm corn tortillas and sour cream.

Turkey Chili FAQs

You can overcook turkey chili in several ways. For instance, you could overcook the meat, making it dry or burn the sauce by letting it simmer for too long. If you follow our Easy White Turkey Chili recipe, your chili will be ready to serve after the meat is at an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the soup reaches your preferred thickness.

If you need to let your chili simmer and thicken for more than 30 minutes, avoid overcooking the ground turkey meat by either waiting to add it in or by removing it from the pot. You can add and stir your turkey pieces back into the pot after the soup has reduced to your preferred consistency.

Turkey chili can have a soupy or thick consistency. If you prefer a thick chili, allow it to simmer and reduce until it reaches your preferred consistency. Alternatively, you can thicken the chili quicker by adding some half and half or heavy cream. Besides thickening your chili, adding cream will enhance its flavor and make it richer.

Another ingredient you can add to thicken your chili is tomato paste. However, note that adding cream or tomato paste to your chili can change its flavor profile. If you want to thicken your chili without changing the flavor, we recommend using cornstarch or all-purpose flour.

Turkey chili’s primary advantage over beef chili is the lower fat content. For instance, our 93% Lean / 7% Fat Ground Turkey has 22 grams of protein and only 8 grams of fat. The lower fat content as compared to ground beef makes ground turkey a great option for making chili.

If your priority is flavor, follow our Easy White Turkey Chili recipe to create a healthy dish that does not compromise on taste.

Our white turkey chili recipe is ideal for anyone who wants a meal that is filling and tasty. Discover where to buy Shady Brook Farms turkey near you.

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