Cajun Green Chili

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Chili, Soup


A hearty chili mixing tomatillos, ground turkey, white beans, vegetables & Cajun spice.



  • 1 onion, diced
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 3 tsp. cajun spice
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 16oz can of white beans, canned and drained (great northern is what I use)
  • 6 tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 8oz canned tomatoes (diced or stewed work)
  • 1 4oz can green chilies with juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 of a lime, squeezed into chili for flavor
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped (more for garnish)
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 Mexican style beer (I used Corona)
  • Shredded cheese for garnish


  1. Heat large dutch oven or pot to medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, celery, garlic and olive oil and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Add Herbs de Provence, Cajun spice and cumin with ground turkey and cook, while stirring over high heat and make sure turkey is cooked through (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed and additional spice as need.
  6. Serve in a big bowl topped with shredded cheese, cilantro and green onion (optional).


If you would rather use a full green or a full red pepper you can instead of the 1/2 of each.


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