Green Turkey Chili


3 tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 lb ground turkey
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh green poblano pepper, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 tbs ground cumin
2 tsp Mexican oregano
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 whole bay leaves
1 (4 oz) can green chilies
1 (16 oz) jar salsa verde
2 (16 oz) cans chicken stock
1 cup water
2 (15 oz) cans of kidney or pinto beans drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
This is a chili that uses turkey, green chilies, salsa verde and Mexican spices. 

  • Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat.
  • Add the ground turkey and brown, breaking up with a wooden spoon.
  • Once turkey has brown, remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil, onion and garlic.
  • Cook stirring frequently until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the poblano and bell pepper and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cumin, oregano and cayenne and stir until well combined.
  • Add the turkey, bay leaves, canned green chilies, salsa verde, water and chicken stock.
  • Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour covered.
  • Uncover, add the beans, stir to combine and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust if desired.
  • To serve ladle into bowl and garnish with cilantro.
  • May be served with rice if desired.




30 min


2 hr


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