The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Healthy Turkey Chili prepared with kidney beans, corn, and lean ground turkey. Simply put, this version is the BEST! Exceptionally flavorful and rich in protein and fiber. can be prepared in a slow cooker or on the stove!

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Normally, I don’t claim that a dish is the best for no reason at all. In truth, there is a very strong justification for my claims that something is the BEST. Most usually because I’ve had several individuals test a recipe and declare it to be the best food they’ve ever eaten; this most frequently occurs when I bake cookies.

Little did I know that the rich texture and irresistible flavor of this turkey chili would surprise me. But it really is lovely, my goodness. And I must say, in the last month, I’ve succeeded four times. It’s one of those recipes you can save to your phone or put in your recipe box. I’m just obsessed, to be honest.

We decided to participate in an eating challenge until Thanksgiving in my world. It combines Whole30, paleo, and clean eating. Today is Day 7, and while we have succeeded thus far, it has been challenging to decide what to cook or eat for lunch. A grain-free, no-refined-sugar diet with plenty of vegetables and high-protein meats is the plan. Eliminating chips, frozen yogurt, and alcohol might be the most difficult part, in my opinion. I don’t know when I became so addicted to chips, but the past two days have made me want them like crazy.

To give you some background, we are merely challenging ourselves to eat healthier and overcome cravings. We frequently go out for pizza, fries, and beer, me. It is not only a waste of money but also a bad habit when done too frequently. I also want Tony to know what it means to feed your body well-balanced, all-natural, home-cooked food.

Don’t worry; I’ll keep you updated as our voyage advances. And just so you know, I’m not just eating cookies and pies for my challenge; all of the recipes you’ll be receiving over the next month have been tried and true. However, that might be my next obstacle.

For the time being, I hope that this chili will keep you warm over the upcoming chilly evenings. It goes perfectly with these muffins of honey pumpkin cornbread.

Healthy Turkey Chili Ingredients

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

  • Olive oil, two teaspoons
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped medium red bell pepper
  • 1 extra-lean pound of ground chicken or turkey (99%)
  • Chili powder, 4 teaspoons (I used McCormick chili powder – please read the notes section on this)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/four teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt to taste plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • a single 28-ounce can of chopped or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/four cups of chicken broth
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of rinsed and drained dark red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of rinsed and drained sweet corn
  • Cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, and sour cream for sprinkling


The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil to a medium-high temperature. Sauté the red pepper, onion, and garlic for five to seven minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Break up the ground turkey before adding it; cooking until pink is gone. Then add the salt, cayenne, oregano, chili powder, and cumin; stir for roughly twenty seconds.
  3. Tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans, and corn should then be added. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until the chili thickens and the flavors blend. Taste and adjust the salt and seasonings as needed.
  4. Add anything you like as a garnish. Each serving is approximately 1 1/2 cups.


Several people have complained that the chili is too hot, but I used McCormick’s Chili Powder, which is quite mild. It is not advisable to use a hot chili powder. Instead of starting with 4, I would recommend using 2-3 tablespoons if you’re using something else.

Making this recipe in a slow cooker involves: Before adding the turkey and onions to the slow cooker, reduce the chicken stock to 1/2 cup and brown them first. Cook it for 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. This meal is fantastic for a football party or tailgating!