Alea’s White Chili with Ground Turkey

by Alea on October 25, 2011

White Chili with Ground Turkey Recipe gluten free, dairy free

Cooler evenings call for spicy dinners to warm us up. I like to add rice to my chili to make it extra hearty. And I often include corn in my white chili because the sweetness of the corn provides a nice contrast to the spicy peppers. Adding rice and corn are fairly inexpensive ways to stretch chili a little farther. This recipe makes enough for two dinners for my family. I freeze the leftovers and then have a ready-made meal on a busy night.

I usually use shredded chicken in white chili, but when I scored a package of extra lean ground turkey for .99 cents, I decided that I needed to change things up a bit.

I make a point of checking the meat mark downs and organic produce markdowns EVERY time I visit a grocery store. I have found that the best time to find good deals is after 6:00 p.m. because the manager marks items down right before his shift ends or first thing in the morning. I never know what I am going to find, but if you want to find great sales you have to look for them.

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Alea’s White Chili with Ground Turkey

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes



  • In a large pot, brown onion and garlic and ground turkey. .
  • In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of chicken broth and cornstarch with a whisk. Add it along with the rest of the broth to the turkey.
  • Stir in all of the other ingredients, except for the corn and rice. Cook over a medium-high flame and bring to a boil.
  • Cover; reduce flame to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add corn and rice and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

I serve chili with a garden salad and homemade Gluten-Free Herbed Bread Sticks.

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karen October 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

oh man i was just @ sams club and they had a reduced for quick sale item. we popped that into the freezer and used part of it to make the meatloaf for dinner. tada!!!!


Alea Milham October 26, 2011 at 12:10 am

I have never seen a reduced for quick sale item at our Sam’s Club or Costco, but I will look a little closer now! So good to know you can find markdowns at the warehouse stores too!


Traci March 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

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