Easy Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili
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This may be the world's easiest one-pot chili, and like any good chili, it's very versatile. You can eat it on it's own, serve it atop a baked sweet potato, or spread some across whole grain tortilla chips with a sprinkle of cheese, shredded lettuce, and guacamole for a healthy take on nachos. If you want to bulk up the recipe and pack in fiber, add some cooked beans or a cooked grain (brown rice, quinoa, or whatever you might have in the pantry all work great). And feel free to experiment with hot sauce, additional spices, or chopped peppers to make it your own!

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 220

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 440mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 5g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 23g
  • Potassium 610mg
  • Phosphorus 260mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein, 1 Fat



  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • cumin
    1 tsp
  • chili powder
    1 tbsp
  • yellow onion (peeled and diced)
    1 small
  • no-salt-added diced tomatoes
    1 14.5-ounce can
  • bell pepper, any color (diced)
  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp


  1. Add cooking spray to a stock pot over high heat. Add the turkey and sauté until just cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Serve hot or cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or package in freezer bags in one cup increments for up to 3 months.