Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe Perfect for Game Day

Wed, Jan 31st 2018

Beeta Hashempour

2 mins read

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe turkey chili topped with green onions and avocado, served in a big bowl

Game Day is all about rallying the fans together to watch the game on the big screen. One easy way to do that is to make this healthy turkey chili recipe, which will entice everyone over!

This turkey chili uses 99% lean, ground turkey breast and a variety of beans to give the dish the heartiness you love without the excess fat. Best of all, this healthy turkey chili recipe is made in a slow-cooker. That means you can set up the chili the evening before the big game, and let it slowly cook until you’re ready to serve.

Alternatively, if you wanted to make this chili in the Instant Pot®, you could cook it on high pressure in less than 30 minutes. Either way, make sure you garnish the chili with delicious toppings like fresh cilantro, onions, and avocado!

Health Turkey Chili Recipe

yields 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped chilies
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can small red beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ cup chopped red or green onion, for the topping
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, for the topping
  • Diced avocado, for the topping

Directions

  1. Add the turkey and onion to a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté until the turkey has browned. Transfer this mixture to your slow cooker.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, chickpeas, and beans. Add the chili powder and cumin in as well. Stir everything together to mix well.
  3. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours, or you can cook on low for 10 to 12 hours if you’re preparing this the night before.
  4. Garnish each bowl of chili with your toppings before serving.

Notes: If you want to prepare this recipe in the Instant Pot®, you can brown the turkey and onion together inside the pot using the sauté feature. Then, add the rest of the ingredients as directed and cook the chili on high pressure for 25 minutes. Allow the pot to naturally release the pressure, then serve with the prepared toppings.

Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste

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Beeta Hashempour

Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she’s not writing up recipes or discussing the latest trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and cuddling on the sofa with her little pup.

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