The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

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Serves: 6 servings
Incredible, perfectly spiced healthy chili made with lean ground turkey, kidney beans and corn. This version is simply the BEST!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • For topping: cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
  2. Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with anything you’d like.
  3. Makes 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each.

Nutrition Information

  • Serves: 6 servings
  • Serving size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 336
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.7g
  • Sugar: 9.5g
  • Fiber: 17.4g
  • Protein: 31.8g

NOTES

I’ve gotten a few comments about the chili being too spicy — I used McCormick’s Chili Powder in this recipe, which is very mild. If you’re using something else, I would start with 2-3 tablespoons instead of 4.

To make this recipe in the slow cooker:

Reduce the chicken broth to 1/2 cup and brown the turkey and onions before adding to the slow cooker. This is an awesome tailgating or football party recipe!