White Turkey Chili

  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced
  • 1 poblano chili, diced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey meat
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (15 to 16 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 (12-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


Step 1

Add oil to heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and poblano chili and sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add turkey to the pan and cook 7-10 minutes, crumbling with a spoon as it cooks.

Step 3

Add spice mixture to saucepan and then add chicken broth and water. Mix in beans and corn. Bring mixture just to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer chili until heated through.

Step 4

Season the chili with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream on top for garnish.

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