Easy Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

This Easy Turkey Chili is a comforting “stick-to-your-ribs” kind of meal.

Extra-lean ground turkey packs in the protein and bite-sized chunks of sweet potatoes are a delicious, fiber-filled twist on the usual bean chili.

There are a number of ways to mix up your chili routine: If you’re craving a different meat, you could substitute ground chicken breast or extra lean ground beef instead of turkey.

Or use this recipe as a template and swap a cup of your favorite beans for the sweet potatoes. Not a spicy food fan? That’s okay, feel free to cut down (or omit) the chili powder.

This easy turkey chili recipe creates tons of flavor even without the heat. Want to crank up the heat? Add cayenne pepper to your heart’s content. Or better yet, mix it up with this 21 Day Fix-inspired Chipotle Pumpkin Turkey Chili recipe.

To add a bit of fun and creativity to this dinner, prep extra toppings for your family to add on top of their individual bowls.

A sprinkling of grated cheddar or jack cheese, chopped green onions or cilantro, and plain Greek yogurt all make excellent garnishes.

Mix up your chili routine with this Easy Turkey Chili recipe made with lean ground turkey and sweet potatoes.

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Easy Turkey Chili

Mix up your chili routine with this Easy Turkey Chili recipe. It's a comforting “stick-to-your-ribs” weeknight dinner that is sure to satisfy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 41 mins
Total Time 56 mins
Servings 4 Servings (approx. 2 cups each)
Calories 323 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and chilies (like Rotel®)
  • 1 (8-oz.) can all-natural tomato sauce no salt or sugar added
  • 2 small sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped flat leaf (Italian) parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until turkey is browned.

  3. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, sweet potatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and paprika. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.

  5. Evenly divide chili into four serving bowls; garnish with parsley, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 701mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable
2 Protein
¼ Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
2 Protein
1 Carb
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Green
1 Red
1 Yellow
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
Add a small side salad or more veggies to make this a great lunch option.

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Mix up your chili routine with this Easy Turkey Chili recipe made with lean ground turkey and sweet potatoes.

Mix up your chili routine with this Easy Turkey Chili recipe made with lean ground turkey and sweet potatoes.

Easy Turkey Chili recipe Photographs by Anguel Dimov