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bowl of white turkey chili with cornbread and lime slices

White Turkey Chili

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


The perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, this slow cooker White Turkey Chili is filled with beans, chiles and turkey.



  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 3 can (7 oz each) diced green chiles
  • 1 lb. diced cooked turkey
  • 3 cans (15 oz each) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • Desired toppings – shredded cheese, sour cream, lime slices, additional cilantro, etc.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin and stir it into the onion. Cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook for one more minute before adding the green chiles.
  5. In a large slow cooker, combine the turkey, beans, oregano and onion mixture. Add 3 1/2 cups of the chicken broth and cilantro and stir to combine.
  6. Place the cornmeal in a small bowl. Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of the chicken broth into the cornmeal. Stir the cornmeal mixture into the slow cooker.
  7. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. Thin the chili with more broth, if needed.
  8. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes:

From Williams-Sonoma

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide. Nutrition information does not include toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 612 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

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