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turkey and white bean chili - gluten free

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Clarissa Fitzgerald
Boise, ID

This is my gluten free version of a white bean "chili" first posted by Giada de Laurentiis. The fennel seed gives the chili a lovely, unusual flavor.... my family LOVES this meal!

(2 ratings)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For turkey and white bean chili - gluten free

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
  • 4 clove
  • 2 lb
    ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 tsp
    salt (more or less to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fennel seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet rice flour (or other gluten free flour)
  • 2 15-oz can
    cannellini beans (or other small white bean)
  • 1 pkg
    baby spinach, pre-washed
  • 4 to 5 c
    gluten free chicken broth
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese, if desired
  • chopped fresh parsley

How To Make turkey and white bean chili - gluten free

  • 1
    In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Add the garlic to the onion and oil and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  • 3
    Add the ground turkey, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, fennel seeds, oregano, chili powder, and Old Bay. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • 4
    Stir the sweet rice flour into the cooked meat mixture. Add the beans, spinach, and chicken stock. Bring to a gentle boil, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • 5
    Immediately reduce heat until the mixture is gently simmering. Cover with lid slightly tilted to allow steam to escape and continue to simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced by about half and the chili has thickened.
  • 6
    Season with more salt if needed and fresh ground pepper to taste just before serving.
  • 7
    Ladle the chili into serving bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. This is a great gluten free comfort meal, especially served with gluten free corn bread on a cold winter's night!