29 Reviews

This turned out really good ! I served it with Cornbread. The family was surprised to see a "white" chili and were pleasantly surprised with the taste. they enjoyed the "kick" aspect =)

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pegpo April 19, 2013

Had this for lunch today using leftover chicken breast. We liked it. However, the consistency was more like soup, so we added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up a bit. I used 2 (4 oz) cans of diced green chilies since I didnt have any jalapenos. I think the chili would be improved by adding fresh chopped cilantro. I topped with smoked cheddar cheese. This was certainly fast and easy with minimal prep required. Thanks.

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Dr. Jenny January 03, 2010

This is really good! I used leftover turkey in it. I will make it again, but for our tastes, I will omit the cayenne pepper. It was really spicy for us!!! I added some heavy cream to tone it down a bit. Thanks!

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Shelly #5 January 06, 2009

Excellent. Reminded me of a posole (without the hominy). Will absolutely make again.

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nktx54 March 06, 2008

Indeed, I really enjoyed this, but the rest of my family, not so much. If a bean ain't brown, it ain't right, as far as they're concerned! I used Hatch green chile and threw a can of mushroom soup in to thicken it up. Very tasty!

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LittleJo December 02, 2015

I personally enjoyed this white chili a lot, I ended it up eating the whole pot by myself over the course of a couple days because none of my family members could handle the spicy kick! Therefore, if you make this recipe, taste it before adding any cayenne pepper.

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SharonChen September 23, 2015

I used this recipe tonight to use up some of our leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I doubled the recipe as we are a chili loving family. It was very spicy, but very delicious. It is my son's 1Oth Birthday today. He requested chili and I really want to use up all of the leftovers before they go bad. This was a great way to achieve that. I followed your directions, only changing one thing. I added 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 6 tablespoons of cold water to create a slurry in order to thicken it up right at the beginning of the simmer process. It seemed a bit thin, and after reading the other reviews, I thought it needed to be thickened too. It was great, quick and easy. I will definitely be making this again, but I may decrease the heat a bit. Thanks KelBel!

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ElizabethKnicely November 29, 2014

This was excellent, the only changes I made were to use paprika instead of cayenne and subbed 1 tsp. of marjaram for the cumin. Also, simmered for 1+ hours and I added fresh cilantro in at the very end. Scrumptious! Will be making this whenever leftover turkey is around.

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Whirlwind February 10, 2014

Best thing that ever happened to leftover turkey! Thank You...

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ColletteinLVNV December 08, 2013

Just made this, nearly "as written' just backed off on the amount of broth and only had one can of white beans.... very very good. I could eat the whole pot!

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CHRISSYG September 29, 2012
Leftover Turkey or Chicken Chili