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Turkey Chili

This incredibly easy Turkey Chili recipe is delicious, hearty, healthy and has amazing flavor! A perfect blend of spices, ground turkey, tomatoes and beans. Don't forget the toppings!
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey chili, turkey chili recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 272kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes juice and all
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes juice and all
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock low sodium
  • 14 ounces black beans drained and thoroughly rinsed


  • In a large, deep skillet, dutch oven, or pot, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ground turkey. Brown the meat until it is no longer pink, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute longer, stirring frequently.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper smoked paprika and stir to combine letting spices cook for a minute or so.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, brown sugar, oregano, cayenne, bay leaf and chicken broth. Stir to combine, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the black beans, stirring to combine and simmer chili for another 5 minutes or so. Add additional chicken broth to thin out chili if desired. Serve immediately with desired toppings.



Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3295IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 6mg