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YUM – perfect as written! used dried navy beans – only note to self is to NOT overcook the beans in Step One. used 1/2 HOT and 1/2 MILD green chiles for a nice kick. Perfect with a dollop of sour cream and avocado atop.
Great recipe- made with northern canned white beans, jalepeno and 1.5 lb ground turkey. By far my favorite white chili recipe. Anyone have the nutritional info as made in the recipe?
Thank you for this recipe! My husband and I both loved it. I especially love that it’s healthy. It’s a keeper!
Prepared recipe, added a few tweeks, for heat used Ancho chili pepper & chili paste (sambal), for creaminess refried veg beans, lots of garlic, over jasmine rice delicious
I think this is my favorite turkey leftover recipe. I personally get tired after the third day straight of turkey. This changes it up enough without taking away from the awesomeness of the turkey. I used 2 cans of cannellini beans, and loved the creaminess. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making some more at the end of December.
A half tsp of orange extract balances the spices and the sweetness of the corn. Added red pepper and cilantro for holiday color!
I used 2 cans of cannellini beans, 4 cups ground turkey, chicken stock. I also used masa harina to thicken the soup up.
I just made this with my leftover turkey and was so pleased with the results! I used the canned canellini beans to save time and added some diced green peppers for a little color. I topped the chili with some fresh avocado and shredded mexican cheese for a perfect cool flavor contrast to the heat from the peppers. Now I have leftovers I don’t mind eating again! Thanks for the recipe!
Made this today as an alternative to boring turkey leftovers. It was enthusiastically accepted. I cheated and used 2 cans of organic cannellini beans and reduced the amount of stock by a cup. I also tightened it up at the end with 2 Tbl. of masa harina mixed with stock. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks!
White chili is one of my favorites. We add a can of evaporated milk to make it whiter. I am a fan of pressure cooking too! What a time saver. But sometimes I make a white chili with canned beans. Two cans, my favorite combo is 1 can of butter beans, and 1 can of white beans.
Yum! This one is a keeper and we won’t wait for turkey leftovers to have it again!
I just made this today, only slightly different. I added oregano, thyme, 2 bay leaves and cayenne pepper in with the beans. It turned out great. Unfortunately, I tried to make corn tortillas (again) and those weren’t so great :(
Great recipe, thanks
I made this tonight and we loved it! What really caught my eye and made me want to try it was the ground cloves you have in it. Amazing flavor all around. The only thing I did differently was adding a can of Rotel Hot with Habanero and I also used chicken broth. I have really enjoyed all the recipes of yours I have ever tried.. and plan to try many, many more!
Elise, My family loved this recipe. I used the canned beans and Chicken stock, since it is still too early for Turkey day leftovers, I used Turkey cutlets, cubed and cooked in the olive oil w/onion & jalepeno.They couldn’t believe how much flavor it had! I served it w/ buttermilk cornbread! This was requested on our nightly menu again! Thanks for a great chili recipe
I’m pretty much brand new to cooking, so this may seem a little silly. If using ground turkey, should chicken broth or stock be used? I can’t seem to find premade turkey stock anywhere. Thank you in advance for any help!
Sure, use chicken stock or broth. ~Elise
I was going to make the Turkey Chili for Super Bowl Sunday but was going to try the canned beans (1 can mashed/1 can whole nothern beans). If I do that, how much chicken broth would I add (I’m doing chichen chili, no turkey around here this time of year)? I am thinking you had three cups of broth for the dry beans so not sure how much to add if I’m using the canned beans. Don’t want to make it too runny! Thanks for any guidance Elise.
Hi Kristen, why don’t you try starting with 2 cups of chicken broth and see how that goes? You can add more if it gets too thick. You could also add the full amount of chicken broth and just simmer the stew longer to thicken it. ~Elise
I just made a pot of this stuff using two cans of cannelini beans and a pound of ground turkey instead of leftovers from Thanksgiving. Took about three hours to reduce to the right consistency and it’s awesome, and I forgot to include the green chili peppers. But I made up for it by doubling the cayenne and the jalapeños.
Just the right amount of heat and spice to warm up the body on a cool night. I am glad I stumbled on this as I was contemplating what to do with those last few pitiful pieces of leftover bird (please no more sandwiches!). Since I was the only one if the family that really ate it that first night and I had fixed a pretty big batch I had to store it in the fridge for a couple of days. Let me tell you it was even better the next time; the flavors had really kicked it up a notch. I had cheated with canned beans since I was in a hurry, but I already have a bag of dried beans waiting for the next time.
I always wondered what to do with left over turkey from the winter holiday. I stumbled upon this recipe and it was surprisingly delicious! The cilantro adds great flavor and tortilla chips really compliment the chili. Love the recipe and will definitely be using it again! Thanks!
Made this yesterday for dinner. I didn’t have any left over turkey just chicken (AKA your Chicken White Chili). Since I wasn’t going to be able to watch it, I threw it in the crockpot on low for the day; I omitted the oil since I didn’t need to cook up the jalepeno or the onion. Topped it with cheese, avocado, and a few corn chips. Rather tasty, but I’ll use a little less stock next time as it was a bit runny.