Turkey White Chili

Turkey White Chili

I recently came across the concept of a white chili . I have made the more standard red chili many times and I recently made green chili but I had never heard of a white chili before. After looking at a few recipes, a white chili seems to be a chili that is made with white beans and white meat and that also does not contain tomatoes or tomatillos. I though that it would be nice to try making a white chili with the turkey leftovers and the turkey stock that I had just made. This is a pretty basic chili recipe and yet it turned out to be really tasty. I think that the home made turkey stock played a big roll in the flavour of the chili. I will have to try making my own stock more often in the future. The corn added a nice sweetness to the chili that I enjoyed. I served the chili with sour cream and shredded cheese for garnish and some cornbread on the side. I think that I am enjoying the turkey leftovers more than the original turkey dinner!

Turkey White Chili

Turkey White Chili

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 6 jalapeno peppers (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin (ground)
  • 4 cups turkey stock
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans, from 1/2 cup dry)
  • 1 cup cooked turkey (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 handful Cilantro (chopped)
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, jalapeno peppers and cumin and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Add the turkey stock, beans, turkey, oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the corn and cook until warm.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in the cilantro.


Bellini Valli said...

Another perfect recipe for those turkey leftovers Kevin!!! Happy New Year and keep up all the delicious posts in 2008!!!

Deborah said...

I love white chili, and this sounds like a delicious recipe! Have a very Happy New Year!!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

More turkey??? :) Great recipe!

Happy New Year to you, Margot ;)

Pam said...

Looks great, Kevin! I see that you didn't pile on the cheese in ridiculous amounts like I did.

Sorina said...

Everything on that plate looks amazing!I would love to try this, sounds very simple and nice:)

James said...

How interesting. Just been looking for left-over chicken recipes. Chilli is an old family favourite, but like you had never thought of white chilli.

Tara said...

First I would like to say thank you! The recipes you have posted for left over turkey are absolutely wonderful! We made this chili tonight and were all amazed by how tasty it was! My husband was a little skeptical when he saw it (he thought it looked more like soup) However all skepticism was laid to rest once he tasted it. Such wonderful flavors, and the sour cream and cheese were the perfect accompaniment to the chili. We will definitely be making this again come Christmas!

Jamie Dougherty said...

This looks great! I'm going to substitute kabocha squash for the corn to make it a bit more seasonal. Thanks!

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