Turkey and White Bean Chili - Gluten Free

Clarissa Fitzgerald


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 votes
30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
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(s)
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


1In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
2Add the garlic to the onion and oil and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
3Add 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.
4Stir 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.
5Immediately 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.
6Season with more salt if needed and fresh ground pepper to taste just before serving.
7Ladle 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!

About Turkey and White Bean Chili - Gluten Free

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Main Dishes, Chili
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #gluten-free