Creamy White Turkey Chili Recipe For Good Health

Table of Contents


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans (cannellini or great northern), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup chopped spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light cream or whole milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional, for serving)


  1. Cook the Turkey:
    • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion is softened and translucent.
  3. Season the Chili:
    • Stir in the ground cumin, dried oregano, ground coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes to toast the spices and enhance their flavors.
  4. Add Beans and Chilies:
    • Incorporate the drained white beans and diced green chilies into the pot. Stir well to combine.
  5. Pour in Chicken Broth:
    • Pour in the low-sodium chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Add Vegetables:
    • Stir in the frozen corn and chopped spinach or kale. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Create Creamy Base:
    • In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and light cream (or whole milk) until smooth. Add a ladle of the hot chili liquid to the bowl and mix to temper the yogurt mixture.
  8. Finish the Chili:
    • Pour the tempered yogurt mixture back into the pot, stirring well. Simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing the chili to thicken and the flavors to blend.
  9. Season and Serve:
    • Season the chili with lime juice and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve the creamy white turkey chili hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and shredded Monterey Jack cheese if desired.

Enjoy this hearty and nutritious Creamy White Turkey Chili that’s not only delicious but also good for your health!

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