Easy White Turkey Chili

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White meat or dark meat? I don’t know about you but this question brings me right to Thanksgiving Day. My instinct is to play it safe and go with the dark meat rather than risk the dried out white meat and have to drown it in cranberry sauce (not-keto… don’t judge). Thankfully this crazy easy white turkey chili recipe has saved me 1000’s of dollars in therapy sessions I would have needed to work through my glaring dry white turkey meat issues.

The secret? It lies in the coconut milk. I would have never thought to incorporate coconut milk into a chili recipe but it is a game-changer and super nutritious too. About 93% of coconut milk calories come from fat, including saturated fats known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).

To review from our post on MCT’s, they are

  • Fats
  • Easily digestible
  • Proven to raise ketone levels
  • Quick and clean sources of energy
  • Vitally important to a quality ketogenic diet and lifestyle

In fact, that’s why we felt it was so important to create an MCT supplement and developed the Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder. Beyond the MCT’s, coconut milk is also a good source of several vitamins and minerals. One cup (240 grams) contains: Fiber (5 grams), Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium.

This quick and simple chili also doubles as a great game day dip. Reduce it by half to make a thick meaty dip perfect for dunking pork rinds or celery sticks!



Easy White Turkey Chili

This crazy easy white turkey chili has saved me $1000’s in therapy sessions I would have needed to work through my glaring “dry white turkey meat” issues.

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb Organic ground turkey (or ground beef, lamb or pork)
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 a Vidalia onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp of: salt, black pepper, thyme, celery salt, garlic powder


In a large pot heat the coconut oil. In the meantime mince the onion and garlic. Add it to the hot oil. Stir for 2-3 minutes then add in the ground turkey. Break up with the spatula and stir constantly until crumbled. Add in the seasoning mix and riced cauliflower and stir well.

Once the meat is browned add in the coconut milk, bring to a simmer and reduce for 5-8 minutes, stirring often. At this point it’s ready to serve. Or you can let it reduce by half until thick and serve as a dip. Mix in shredded cheese for an extra thick sauce.

Topping Suggestions:

Shredded aged cheddar cheese
Cherry Tomatoes
Hot Sauce


  • Calories: 388
  • Fat: 30.5
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5
  • Protein: 28.8

Keywords: Easy White Turkey Chili

Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.

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Responses (17)

  1. Hi. Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. Can you help me understand the nutrients? How many calories per serving? How many net carbs per serving? It says that there are 388 calories from fat. Presumably there are other calories as well. Is the data there for the entire recipe or for one of the 5 servings?

  2. Hi Amy, there are 388 calories per serving and this recipe makes 5 total servings. There are about 2g net carbs per serving with 5.5g total carbs.

  3. I am assuming when you use heavy cream the calories for this is not the same as coconut milk? I used heavy cream, entered this recipe into MyFitnessPal, and it’s telling me 1206 calories per serving. Does that sound correct? It’s amazing by the way, but a lot of calories using heavy cream.

  4. Hi Amie, 2 cups of full fat coconut milk has about 960 calories whereas 2 cups of heavy cream has about 1,640 calories so yes the calories will be more when using heavy cream.

  5. Hello, I just started Keto 3 days ago, so please forgive me if the question seems like I don’t know what I’m talking about, which I don’t! Is it possible to use regular ground meat? Why use the turkey since we are trying to eat lots of fat. Thanks for your response.

  6. Hi! Yes, you can totally use regular ground meat! This is just one recipe out of many for some people who may prefer turkey over red meat. But you are totally right and can definitely use red meat!

  7. I made this for dinner tonight – I had to add a can of tomatoes with green chiles, salsa and sour cream plus I used Southwest Salt free seasoning – this was the only way to make it edible… the seasoning called for in this recipe are so bland… chili is supposed to have a kick! Deleting from my recipe file

  8. I am wondering the same thing! Guess you’d have to measure the whole batch then divide it by 5. But it would be nice to know without having to do all that lol

  9. You mention 1 tsp of: salt, black pepper, thyme, celery salt, garlic powder
    is that 1 tsp of each or do you mean in total only 1tsp of the combined?

  10. I thought this was chili. I guess you can’t add beans to it?? An I like regular ground turkey will that be ok to use? Thankyou

  11. Just made this recipe and forgot to add the mustard and it’s still delicious!! So easy and filling!!

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