White Turkey Chili

White turkey chili made with a ground wild turkey or other upland game birds creates a tender hearty one-pot meal. Although it lacks the color of a traditional red-style chili it lacks none of the flavors. 

This is the perfect recipe to make right after Thanksgiving when you have leftover homemade turkey to make stock and mashed potatoes. Or, make it any time of the year with store-bought broth and instant potatoes.

This recipe is from Tiffany’s book Cooking Game Birds. To buy this book, and many more, visit here.

White Turkey Chili Recipe

White turkey chili made with a ground wild turkey or other upland game birds creates a tender hearty one-pot meal. 
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Ready in 55 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
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  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds turkey ground or finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 cans (7 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon green Tabasco sauce
  • 6 cups turkey broth or chicken stock or broth
  • 3 cans (15 oz) cannellini beans or white beans
  • 1 cup instant mashed potatoes or real mashed potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime juiced


  • pot


  • In a large pot, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Add the turkey, oregano, cumin, and chili flakes, then sauté for an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Add the green chilies, tabasco, turkey broth, cannellini beans, mashed potatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Remove the chili from the heat, add the lime juice and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1077mgPotassium: 482mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg

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Tiffany Haugen has lived a semi-subsistence lifestyle for nearly 30 years. From the wild Arctic of Alaska to the jungles of Sumatra, Indonesia to her current home in the Pacific Northwest, hunting and fishing are what put Tiffany’s meals on the table.

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