Quick White Turkey Chili Recipe

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Lauri Pobanz combines white corn, great northern beans and leftover turkey to prepare this steaming chili. "I appreciate how fast it is to make- and that my husband and our four children like it," notes the Lincoln, Nebraska cook. "I often bake a pan of corn bread to go with it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (7 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, turkey, beans, corn, chilies, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat,; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as White Turkey chili in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p54

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 64636
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This is a really good white chili with a lot of flavor. It makes a nice small batch so you're not stuck with leftovers for a week."

A13 User ID: 6893613 150178
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"This is a great way to use up those turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving. We have made it several times. My ten-year old picky eater loves it, too."

jhunt User ID: 3145416 144157
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"made this last night for my famly, this is a keeper very good"

Darlive User ID: 4424688 145949
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This was super fast and easy. Delicious! I can't wait to eat some leftovers"

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