White Christmas Chili

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours


14 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
For a surefire way to add extra warmth to your holiday get-together, dish up Angela Biggin's delightfully different chili. "It wins compliments whenever I serve it," she writes from her Lyons, Illinois kitchen. "Be sure to garnish it with bright peppers or herbs —that makes it look really festive."


  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 6 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pounds turkey or chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) white sweet corn
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Chopped green and sweet red peppers, optional


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and soak for 1-4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans; return to the pan. Add broth, onion, garlic and seasonings.
  2. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Add turkey and corn; simmer for 15 minutes. Add cream just before serving; heat through. If desired, garnish individual servings with peppers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 260 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 534mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 19g protein.