Denver Turkey Chili Verde


Denver's famous green chili gets a makeover in this delicious recipe featuring lean ground turkey. With under 300 calories per serving, this hearty chili is a must-try recipe.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh tomatillos, husks removed, halved

  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and halved

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, if desired

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Place tomatillos, poblano peppers, and jalapenos cut side down on a baking sheet. Broil 3 inches from heat source for 3 to 5 minutes or until skins are charred.

  2. Place peppers in plastic zip-top bag and seal. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Place tomatillos and peppers in food processor and process until smooth. Stir in salt.

  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven. Add turkey and cook as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer.

  4. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add cumin and coriander. Stir in tomatillo mixture and broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 365mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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