White Bean Turkey Chili

White Bean Turkey Chili Recipe

Made with ground turkey, tomatillos and white beans, this white bean turkey chili is a hearty, healthy, high-protein and high-fibre meal.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 15 oz can tomatillos, crushed*
  • 15 oz can white kidney beans, strained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can white pinto beans, strained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

To Serve (Optional):

  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado, diced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Green onion, sliced
  • Lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a large pot on medium-high, warm the olive oil.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper and jalapeño to the pot and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables soften.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and a pinch of salt and cook for another 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon until no longer pink, approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add the crushed tomatillos, broth and bay leaf, reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add the beans, stir to combine and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, remove from the heat, add cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine.
  7. To serve, spoon into bowls and top with sour cream, avocado, and cilantro as desired.


Tomatillos: If you can’t find crushed tomatillos, tomatillo salsa would work equally well.


Keywords: ground turkey, easy, healthy

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