Weight Watchers Turkey Chili Verde

Get ready to indulge in low-calorie comfort food with this Weight Watchers Turkey Chili Verde recipe. Super easy to make!

weight watchers turkey chili verde

I love a good Chili Verde and this Turkey Chili Verde recipe from Weight Watchers does not disappoint.

Typically Chili Verde is made with pork but this recipe uses ground turkey instead.

ground turkey and spices in skillet

If you make chili verde often, the first thing you will notice is that this is not your typical or authentic looking Chili Verde recipe.

That being said, this Chili Recipe is packed full of flavors. It certainly does not disappoint in that department.

weight watchers turkey chili verde

If you’ve never heard of tomatillos, they basically look like baby tomatoes with a green leafy husk. While related to the tomato family, they are not considered tomatoes.

Tips

  • After removing the husks from the tomatillos, make sure to rinse them well under water to remove the sticky coating.
fresh tomatillos

I have personally never subscribed to Weight Watchers but have several family members that have over the years. This recipe comes from one of their old recipe books. I’m including the “points” listed in the book for convenience but if this is important to you, please confirm directly with Weight Watchers.

Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 7 Points per Serving.

weight watchers turkey chili verde

Instead of using Cannellini Beans (white beans), you can try using some Great Northern Beans, Navy Beans or even some Garbanzo Beans.

The same goes for the Ground Turkey. You can use some cubed pork or even some diced chicken.

bowl of chili verde

You will need the following ingredients to make this Turkey Chili Verde recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Canola Oil, Yellow Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic Clove, Lean Ground Turkey, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Tomatillos, Green Chilies, Fresh Cilantro, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, White Beans and White Sugar.

  1. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the ground turkey, chili powder, and cumin. Cook over medium-high heat the turkey begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
  3. While the ground turkey is cooking, purée the tomatillos, green chilies, and cilantro in a food processor.
  4. Add the tomatillo to the turkey mixture. Stir in the broth, white beans, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, until the mixture has thickened about 45 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

bowl of chili verde

Weight Watchers Turkey Chili Verde

Get ready to indulge in a low-calorie comfort food with this Weight Watchers Turkey Chili Verde recipe. Super easy to make!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 312 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tsp Canola Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ lb Tomatillos, husks removed and halved
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, drained
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 30 oz Navy Beans / White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tsp White Sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey, chili powder, and cumin. Cook over medium-high heat the turkey begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
  • While the ground turkey is cooking, purée the tomatillos, green chilies, and cilantro in a food processor.
  • Add the tomatillo to the turkey mixture. Stir in the broth, white beans, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, until the mixture has thickened, about 45 minutes.

Notes

I have personally never subscribed to Weight Watchers but have several family members that have over the years. This recipe comes from one of their old recipe books. I’m including the “points” listed in the book for convenience but if this is important to you, please confirm directly with Weight Watchers.
Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 7 Points per Serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 31gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 1164mgFiber: 10gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1021IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 131mgIron: 6mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Mona says:

    A great chili recipe!