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
- 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.
- 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.
Shredded aged cheddar cheese
- Calories: 388
- Fat: 30.5
- Carbohydrates: 5.5
- Protein: 28.8
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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.