As published at https://ediblenashville.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/white-turkey-chili-barley

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed, ground
  • 1/2 cup barley 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups leftover turkey (or chicken )
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups arugula or spinach
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Heat oilve oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and garlic, saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add ground turkey, cumin, pickled jalapenos (or pepperocini) salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked.
  4. Add barley, garbanzos and  chicken stock. SImmer 20 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add turkey or chicken, and greens of any kind parsley, arugula, spinach,if desired. Serve topped with cheese.

Ingredients available at the Oakmont Farmer’s Market 10/14:

-Onion, garlic, and arugula available from Blueberry Hill Farm

-Onion and arugula available from Clifford Family Farm

-Cheddar Cheese available from Conebella Farm

-Turkey and chicken stock available from Lindenhof Farm