Easy & Healthy Crock-pot Turkey Chili

Since the weather has cooled down quite a bit, one of my go-to recipes has been a healthy turkey chili.  It’s easy to make, keeps me warm and is easy to swap ingredients if I’m out of something. Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pictures when I made it but will update the pictures once I make it again.  The picture is how I meal prep it into containers, then once I heat it up I love to top it with avocado and cilantro. If you try this recipe out, let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 hours

Servings: 6


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey (99%)
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 14.8-oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15oz cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 15oz can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • Toppings (optional): cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream


  1. Place coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Next, add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt.  Stir and turn off stove.
  3. Pour tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans, corn, quinoa and meat mixture into crock-pot. Add more salt as needed.
  4. Cook on low heat for 5-6 hours and high heat for 3-4 hours.
  5. Garnish with desired toppings and enjoy!

Note: You can also make this on the stove top.  Once you’ve added all the ingredients together, simmer on low for 30-45 minutes until the quinoa is cooked through and most of the water is absorbed.

Nutritional Information (per serving without toppings)

Calories: 327
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 40g
Protein: 27g

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