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turkey chili in a white bowl and topped with avocado slices, cheese and fresh cilantro

Healthy Turkey Chili

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This healthy turkey chili is a hearty, easy meal that will get rave reviews! It’s full of lean ground turkey, beans, tomatoes and plenty of spices. Nothing beats a comforting bowl of turkey chili!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chili, healthy chili, turkey chili
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 9 cups
Calories 145
Author Kim


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey meat*
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, undrained (stewed tomatoes work too)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black or kidney beans, undrained (any of your favorite bean variety will work)
  • 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, more if you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin or to taste
  • season with preferred amount of garlic salt and pepper


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground meat until no longer pink.
  • Meanwhile, add onion and bell pepper to a large pot and sauté until soft. Then, combine all other ingredients with onion and bell pepper, bring to a boil, decrease heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the meat in with all of the other ingredients when it is cooked.
  • Chili is ready to go and delicious after 30 minutes, but the leftover chili (after the seasonings have had a chance to meld) is amazing.


*Feel free to add in a cup or so of broth, if you like a thinner chili. You can also use any type of ground meat you prefer.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 31.1mg | Sodium: 474.4mg | Potassium: 273.6mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 1.8g | Vitamin A: 9.9IU | Vitamin C: 40.2mg | Calcium: 8.3mg | Iron: 14.1mg