Delicious Turkey Chili Recipe (Healthy!) | Chef Saz

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Here’s my delicious turkey chili recipe that is healthy and so easy to make! I mixed a few recipes that I found online to create my own version. When I’m having busy days (or want a cozy meal!) I just whip this meal up in less than an hour. I hope you will give this a try!

UPDATED November 2018: Went back into this post to edit the ingredients since I’ve mastered the true taste of what I like to call my famous chili! Since sharing this recipe with you guys on my blog, I’ve been making it atleast once a month – it’s that good that I crave it all year round. Enjoy!

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Enough olive oil to coat the bottom of your stock pot for cooking
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 pound extra lean ground turkey
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (u can skip this is you don’t want any hint of spicy)
1 tablespoon salt (I use himalayan), plus more to taste
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1-2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I do 1 cup and 1/4)
1 (12-ounce) jar of salsa (I love the Green Mountain MILD salsa it just adds extra flavor)
1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained (so delicious but I stopped putting corn in mine because it hurts my tummy)
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, fritos, or what I love is the SIETE grain-free seal salt brand of chips, cilantro, sour cream (Redwood Hill Farm Green Valley brand has a lactose-free one we use and it is delicious)

Place oil in a large pot to cover/coat the base and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, entire salsa jar, and corn. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with fun toppings mentioned above if you’d like!

*Makes about 6-8 servings (unless you’re my husband and portion a big bowl for yourself lol!)


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  1. Turkey chili is one of my favorite things to make, especially since I live in a COLD city!!

    A strange ingredient that I put in mine, but adds depth to it, is cocoa powder! About 1 tbsp of it though, and it makes a huge difference!

  2. Hi Sazan! I’m Najeeba and I’m from India. I very recently came across your youtube channel and ever since have sincerely followed you. You are the very first person who has inspired me to follow someone so religiously. You are totally natural and so much fun to watch! You go Saz!
    I question I have regarding this Turkey Chilli recipe that I surely am thinking of trying out is, if there is something we can side this with?(a burrito may be?!) Or is it eaten just like that?

  3. Hi Sazan I have made this recipe three times and my family loves it! Im not a fan of ground turkey but with your recipe and perfect spice blend, you cannot even taste the turkey taste! Thank you for this recipe!

  4. I made this And i was delIsh. My 70 yr old neighbor said It was THE BEST chili shes had! Xo

  5. Hey Sazan!!! I am absolutely obsessed with you and have been following you for a while! You are an absolute inspiration to me!!

  6. omg i just made this and it was fantastic!!! definitely want to make more of your dishes! thanks!!

  7. Hi mine came out so soupy 🙁 what did I do wrong? Should it be covered when simmering for 30-45 mins?

  8. Saw this recipe on your insta story. Just made it for dinner ! So good!!! Perfect timing cold front here in south Texas 🤠

  9. I followed this recipe to a T… 2 tablespoons is a lot of salt !!!! I should’ve known better than to blindly add that much but the chili was ruined because of it. I’m sure you meant to be 2 tsp…

    1. I agree! It’s a lot saltier than I would’ve liked and like you, I hesitated as I added the salt. Next time I will use less salt.

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