Turkey Chili

It’s that time of year when the leaves change colors, and the sun sets earlier in the evening. As temperatures naturally drop, we look for comfort by warming our bodies from the inside out.


Visit today’s blog for Monique’s healthy spin on an ultimate fall/winter staple.


Perfectly Spiced Healthy Turkey Chili


Yield 6 Servings



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes

  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained


TOPPINGS (optional):

Cheese, Avocado, Tortilla Chips, Cilantro, Sour Cream



  1. Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink.

  3. Add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.

  4. Add in tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together.

  6. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with any of your favorite toppings.