This healthy turkey chili recipe is a heathy take on a classic beef chili recipe that packs a ton of flavor. And if you’re skeptical that turkey chili can taste as good as beef chili, this recipe is here to change your mind!
With a few adaptations to make it healthier, this recipe has similar flavor to our popular Classic Beef Chili Recipe.
What do you serve with turkey chili?
Turkey chili is traditionally served with cheese, sour cream and green onions on top. Favorite sides to serve with chili include cornbread, chips or crackers.
For a healthier version, we love the idea of serving this recipe with fresh avocado slices on top.
How long do you let chili simmer for?
This chili simmers for 20 – 25 minutes. It’s just the right amount of time to let it fully cook through and let the flavors mix together.
Can you make this recipe in a slow cooker?
Yes! This recipe can also be made in your slow cooker. Instead of adding all the ingredients to a large pot (in step #3) add them to a slow cooker and cook (covered) on high for 5 – 6 hour or low for 7 – 8 hours.
This healthy turkey chili recipe is simple to make and plenty satisfying while still being healthy. You’ll notice in the ingredients list that there’s a GOOD amount of seasoning that goes into this chili! It does not shy away from flavor.
And that’s what makes it the BEST turkey chili!
Healthy Turkey Chili
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 lbs lean ground turkey
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 10 oz can diced tomatoes
- 16 oz can red kidney beans
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional, to add spice)
- In a large skillet, add the olive oil and chopped onion. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add the ground turkey to the skillet with the onion and cook for 5 – 7 minutes, until browned. Drain the grease from the skillet.
- In a large pot, combine all ingredients, including the cooked onions and ground turkey. Stir well to mix.
- Bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.