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Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Make a big batch of this Healthy Turkey Chili recipe because it’s delicious and totally comforting! Whether you spice it up or keep it mild, it is a recipe you will keep coming back to, warming you on cool nights. The addition of sweet potatoes gives it a unique twist on traditional chili. Set your crock pot up in the morning and by evening dinner is served.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Avocado slices, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese for topping


  • In a Dutch oven or extra large skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink. Create a circle in center and pour olive oil into pan. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapenos (if using), garlic and sweet potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add contents to a 6.5-quart slow cooker, along with tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and chicken broth. Mix well. Cover and cook on Low heat for 7-8 hours or High heat for 5-6 hours.
  • Serve hot. Top with avocados, sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.


Using crushed tomatoes for a thicker chili or in place of diced tomatoes works for those that don’t love larger tomato pieces.
I really enjoy green chilies in my chili for extra fire roasted flavor and spice that isn’t too hot, just flavorful.
Add a can of chili beans for additional protein and filling!
Replace a portion of the diced tomatoes with tomato sauce for an extra flavorful and hearty soup.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7349IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg
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