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5 from 8 votes

The Best Healthy Ground Turkey Chili

This Healthy Ground Turkey Chili recipe is so easy to make. Learn how to make the best homemade turkey chili with this stovetop recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Ground Turkey Chili, The Best Turkey Chili, Turkey Chili
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 386calories


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: Tortilla chips, chopped fresh cilantro and avocado


  • Heat the oil in a large pot set over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno and bell pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute further until fragrant.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook, stirring constantly to break up meat, for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Stir in the chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  • Add the broth, kidney beans, pinto beans, corn, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm, garnished with optional toppings if using.


  1. The chili can be served on its own or with cornbread, tortilla chips or rice.
  2. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 386calories | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 1348mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2404IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 7mg