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Healthy Turkey Chili

A heathy spin to chili! And only 30 minutes! Made with ground turkey, this tomato-based chili is packed full of bold flavors and great textures. Perfect for dinners on busy nights!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 427kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 5-7 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 28 oz canned petite diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 16 oz canned kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • jalapeño


  • Dice onions and mince garlic.
  • In a large pot, add olive oil, diced onions and minced garlic. Cook under medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Do not brown or burn.
  • Add ground turkey to pot, break up the ground turkey if it is clump together. Sprinkle one or two pinches of salt and pepper to turkey. Cook until turkey is almost done (no longer red/pink).
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin to pot. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium low heat, and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  • Add frozen corn and kidney beans (drained). Bring heat to medium high, cook for another few minutes or until liquid comes to a boil again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional: Garnish with all of some of the garnish ingredients!
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1942mg | Potassium: 1828mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1909IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 7mg
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