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White Turkey Chili

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"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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50 m servings 315
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 315 calories; 13.8 18.5 25 61 571 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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. ...

Delicious! One of me and my husband's favorite dishes!

Delicious! I needed a recipe to give me something to do with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I used the leftover meat, which was mostly dark meat, and less than choice cuts, and this rec...

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 ...

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 awe...

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