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Zesty Turkey Chili

Zesty Turkey Chili

Cubed cooked turkey breast and reduced sodium fat free chicken broth lighten up this delicious, Zesty Turkey Chili. Don't miss the alternative recipe for Speedy Turkey Chili!


1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 15-1/2-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
3 cups cubed cooked turkey breast


In a large saucepan, saute' the onion and garlic in oil for five minutes.

Add chilies and seasonings; cook and stir three minutes. Stir in beans, broth and turkey breast. Simmer for fifteen minutes.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 219; Total Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 32mg; Sodium: 554mg; Carbohydrates: 31g; Protein: 17g

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Alternative: Speedy Turkey Chili

In a non stick pot, place 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 2 minced cloves garlic and 1/2 pound lean ground turkey. Saute with 1 tablespoon oil until turkey browns. Add 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Cook until fragrant. Stir in 1 quart low sodium broth, 1 rinsed and drained can (15.5 ounce) cannellini beans and 1 can (14 ounce) crushed tomatoes. Add 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles. Cook 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and avocado.

Chili Tips

Do you favor thick full-flavored chili? Let it sit in the refrigerator a day or two before serving.

For extra bulk and nutrition, add a cup of shredded zucchini to your chili. Your family will never know you're supplying them with extra vitamins!

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