Zesty Turkey Chili Recipe

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For a change from your traditional chili, try this version with turkey. The spices will make it so zippy, you will want to have this on every cool day.—Margareta Thorner, Carlsbad, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 can (4 ounces) green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey breast

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 219 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 17g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Saute onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Add chilies and seasonings; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in beans, broth and turkey; simmer 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Turkey Chili in Country Woman January/February 1996, p36

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