White turkey chili is a perfect cool weather dish.
It’s chilly out there so there’s chili in here. White turkey chili is a perfect cool weather dish.

This White Turkey Chili is calling you…can you hear it? It’s saying to you “eat me and let me give you a warm hug from the inside”  You won’t be bored with this chili recipe because you can make it as spicy as you like. Its a nice change from what you might expect.

Hominy is field corn (maize) that is treated with lye, lime or ash. I buy canned hominy which is already cooked. You may be able to find hominy in the international or “ethnic” aisle of your grocery store. If they don’t carry it you can order it from Amazon. The hominy gives a dense, slightly chewier alternative to beans in your chili.


hominy in my White Turkey Chili
The hominy in my White Turkey Chili gives it a mild corn flavor and makes it a more filling dish.


White turkey chili is a perfect cool weather dish.

White Turkey Chili #recipe

Sweet Savant
You can make this White Turkey Chili in a slow cooker as well. After you brown the turkey just add it to the slow cooker with the chicken broth and cook on low for 4 hours. Add the hominy during the last half hour of cooking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine South West USA
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic clove
  • one 7 ounce can spicy or mild green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • one 29 ounce can hominy
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Shredded Monterrey Jack cheese sour cream, sliced jalapenos, cilantro


  • Roast the peppers
  • Cut the peppers in half, remove the seeds and stems
  • Coat the peppers with 1/2 teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil and place cut side down on a foil lined sheet pan. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high until the peppers become blackened and charred. Remove the pan from the oven and wrap the foil around the peppers and let cool for 5 minutes. Unwrap the peppers and peel the charred skin from the peppers, it's ok if a bit of skin remains.
  • Finely chop the peppers, onion, garlic and green chilies or pulse it all in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • Heat remaining oil in a dutch oven and saute the pepper/onion mixture for 2-3 minutes. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned about 4-5 minutes. You may have to brown the turkey in batches.
  • Add the chicken broth and salt and simmer the chili for 30 minutes. Add the hominy and continue to cook for 15 additional minutes.
  • Top with the garnishes you like and be happy!

2 Comments on White Turkey Chili #recipe

  1. Katherine G
    December 31, 2014 at 2:09 am (9 years ago)

    This looks so delicious! I think my kids would so eat this up.

    • Demetra Overton
      December 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks so much! My kids enjoyed it, especially topped with queso.


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