Tomatillo Turkey Chili with Spelt


Whole grain spelt lends a pleasant hearty texture to this slightly spicy turkey chili.

Tomatillo Turkey Chili with Spelt
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless turkey breast (or thigh), cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 16 ounce jar tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)

  • 1 15-15.8 ounce can great Northern or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cup whole spelt, rinsed

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped red onion (1 small)

  • 1 medium lime, cut into wedges


  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add turkey; cook and stir until browned on all sides.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine turkey, salsa, beans, broth, spelt, 1/2 cup chopped onion, the cumin, garlic, coriander, and salt.

  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting about 3 1/2 hours or until spelt is tender.

  4. Sprinkle each serving with some of the 1/2 cup red onion. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
3g Fat
64g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 857mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 858mg 18%
Folate, total 108.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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