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5 from 15 votes

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 turkey chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 359kcal
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 ounces dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces 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 turkey 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 make this a slow cooker meal, 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.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 1306mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 27.5% | Vitamin C: 41.6% | Calcium: 12.6% | Iron: 39.2%