You are here: Home » Recipes » James Beard’s Turkey Chili James Beard’s Turkey Chili Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 8 to 10 servings This savory turkey chili includes two surprise ingredients: almonds and peanuts. PrintEmail Ingredients 5 to 6 pounds parts on the bone: breast halves, drumsticks, and thighs1 yellow onion stuck with 2 or 3 whole cloves2 celery stalks 2 sprigs fresh lat-leaf parsley2 small dried hot chile peppers Kosher salt 1 cup ground sliced natural almonds1/2 cup ground peanuts1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies 2 tablespoons chili powder1 yellow onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 green bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 cup small pitted green olives1/2 cup blanched almonds Instructions Cover the turkey with salted water in a deep pot, and add the onion, celery, parsley, and hot chilies. Bring to a boil over high heat and skim off any surface scum. Reduce the heat and cover the pot. Simmer until the turkey is tender but not falling off the bones, about 1 hour. Remove the turkey from the broth, and when it is cool enough to handle, strip the meat from the bones in good chunks. Discard the skin and bones. Strain the broth into a bowl and discard the vegetables. Degrease the broth and return it to the pot. Boil over high heat until you have 4 cups (this should take at least 15 minutes). Add the ground almonds, ground peanuts, green chilies, and chili powder. Simmer until nicely thickened. Meanwhile, sauté the onions, green peppers, and garlic in a large skillet with the olive oil until limp, about 5 minutes. Add to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Add the turkey meat, and heat though. Finally add the olives and blanched almonds, and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Serve hot. Reprinted with permission from The Essential James Beard Cookbook. St. Martin’s Press. Copyright © 2012 by James Beard Estate with Rick Rodgers.