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Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Healthy Turkey Chili - This easy recipe is hearty and delicious with plenty of flavor! Can easily be made in the slow cooker as well. Nothing beats a comforting bowl of turkey chili!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy chili recipe, Healthy turkey chili, turkey chili, turkey chili recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2-3 Tablespoons chili powder , more to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt , more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth (depending on how thick you like your chili)
  • 30 ounces petite diced tomatoes (two 15 oz cans)
  • 15 ounce can dark red kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can white chili beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups corn , canned or frozen (optional)

Optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, cilantro, avocados, tortilla chips


    • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-heat. Stir in the onion, peppers and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions become translucent. Add in the ground turkey and cook until lightly browned. Drain if needed. Stir in seasonings.
    • Next add in the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans. Add corn if desired. Bring chili to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better. Taste and add more salt and seasonings if desired.
    • Ladle turkey chili into bowls and top with your favorite toppings.



    To cook in slow cooker: Simply follow the instructions up until adding the seasonings. Then place the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker with the cooked turkey. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.


    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 1262mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1377IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 6mg