Turkey Chili, or Southwest Healthy Chili Recipe is such a delicious and flavorful one pot recipe. This HEALTHY TURKEY CHILI packs so much flavor for so little effort. I just love the flavors in this Southwest Chili and love that you can feel great about this good for you comfort food!
Turkey Chili is an easy way to enjoy a bowl of chili and a healthy meal at the same time!
This Turkey Chili Recipe is the type of Healthy Chili Recipe I’ve been waiting for. I’m obsessed with Fall and Winter and all the comfort food that the cooler weather brings to the table. What I don’t like is so many of those recipes aren’t so great for the waistline.
So many cold weather foods are filled with carbs, cheese (you guys know I can’t say no to cheese!), and all the things that may taste amazing but aren’t the healthiest. Luckily for us, this Healthy Turkey Chili is around 500 calories for a heaping bowl of Southwest Chili goodness!
I’m all about balance…I will indulge on the indulgent from time to time, but I also like to find recipes that taste amazing, are comforting, but also have little tweaks to make them lighter. This HEALTHY TURKEY CHILI is oh so flavorful, OH so easy, and BONUS…healthy(er). Are you as excited as I am?
Tips for Making Healthy Turkey Chili while still maintaining all the flavor of your favorite comfort food recipes!
This Southwest Turkey Chili might be lightened up, but its not light on flavor. It’s just the right amount of spicy and I just know you’ll love it. As you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of Old El Paso and will shout it from the rooftops any chance I can. I used their Low Sodium Taco Seasoning as well as their Chopped Green Chiles (MY FAVORITE) and I think they make all the difference. Save time, money, and bulk up on flavor with Old El Paso. Obsessed.
By bulking this Turkey Chili up with lean meats and lots of veggies, it still feels hearty while not being heavy. Such a great combination. This is a healthy chili recipe you will make again and again!
This Healthy Chili Recipe has been gracing our table all year and we love it.
I’ve loaded this Southwest Turkey Chili with black and pinto beans, corn, turkey, green peppers, green chiles, diced tomatoes, and onion. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF. You’re gonna love it. We love to top it with greek yogurt (you’ll never miss the sour cream), avocado, a little cheese (I can’t go without cheese), and fresh cilantro. It heats up great for lunch the next day and just keeps getting spicier and tastier.
See the recipe card below for how to make Turkey Chili. Enjoy!
Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 1 ounce packet Old El Paso taco seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3/4 cup chopped red onion
- 3/4 cup green pepper
- 1 4 ounce can Old El Paso green chiles, undrained
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15 ounce can navy beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 14 ounce can corn, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup crushed red tomatoes
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- fresh chopped cilantro sour cream, Mexican blend cheese, jalapenos, or any of your favorite toppings
- Heat a 5 qt Dutch Oven over medium/high heat and add oil.
- Add in the ground turkey and stir/crumble as it cooks. Stir in the taco seasoning and garlic and allow to cook until pink is gone.
- Add in the onion and pepper and cook until starting to soften. Stir in green chiles.
- Stir in flour and allow to cook until thickened slightly and bubbling.
- Stir in the chicken broth, beans, diced tomatoes, corn, crushed tomatoes, and ketchup. Stir to fully combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally.