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This Simple Turkey Chili recipe should be your dinner tonight! It's high in protein and relatively low in carbs and fat, making it the perfect healthy turkey chili recipe. #turkeychilirecipe

Simple Turkey Chili

This Simple Turkey Chili is loaded with protein (25 grams per serving!) and a satisfying spice thanks to ingredients like jalapeño and red chili. And it can be ready in 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, easy chili, healthy, turkey chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal


  • 16 oz. ground turkey (93%)
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 oz. cooked black beans (can be from a can)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3.5 oz. onion
  • ½ cup chicken stock (or just use ½ Knorr bouillon cube)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 4 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • Chop the jalapeño, red chili, onion, and garlic.
  • Sautée on a hot pan for 3-4 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan, stir to combine, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, black beans, chicken stock (or bouillon cube), and spices, then let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.


This recipe is for 4 servings of chili.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days or in the freezer for several months.
When topping your chili, the green onions are optional, but I strongly recommend the sour cream. It adds a freshness that really elevates that taste of the turkey chili.
To reduce the heat, remove the seeds from the red chili before chopping.
To increase the heat, use more than one red chili or add chili powder to the recipe.
To lower the carbs in this recipe, reduce or omit the amount of beans used.
You can use canned black beans or prepare your own (learn how to do that 2 ways here)


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 25.2g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 91.3mg | Sodium: 728.2mg | Potassium: 163.5mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 1.9g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 31.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.1mg | Net carbs: 14.9g