Today, I want to share with you my special recipe for Turkey Chili that is as healthy as it is delicious. Trust me, once you try it, it’s going to become a staple in your home during chili season.


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning
  • 28 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips for serving


Prep Work:

  1. Begin by preparing your ingredients: dice the onion, mince the garlic, and chop the red bell pepper. Make sure to rinse both types of beans under cold water.

Cooking Process:

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the avocado oil.
  2. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the ground turkey to the pot. Use a wooden spoon to break it apart as it cooks, ensuring even browning.
  4. Once the turkey is mostly cooked through, sprinkle over the packet of chili seasoning.
  5. Add the diced red bell pepper to the pot, stirring to combine.
  6. Introduce the fire-roasted tomatoes, rinsed pinto beans, rinsed red kidney beans, and diced green chilies into the pot. The fire-roasted tomatoes add a smoky depth of flavor that really enhances the overall dish.
  7. Pour in the chicken broth. The amount of broth you use can be adjusted based on how thick or soupy you prefer your chili.
  8. Stir everything together, then allow the chili to simmer for 20-30 minutes. .
  9. Taste test and adjust seasoning as necessary.

Serving Suggestions:

Some shredded cheese, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, and a handful of crunchy tortilla chips can really take this dish over the top.

Final Thoughts:

There you have it—a Turkey Chili that’s not only easy to make but also packed with flavor and goodness. Whether you’re looking to warm up on a chilly evening or needing a substantial meal to fuel your family, this turkey chili promises to deliver satisfaction in every spoonful.

This recipe has become a staple on my winter menu for 2024

What You’ll Need

  • Mixed Greens or your fave salad lettuce
  • Handful Cranberries
  • Coconut Sugar Almonds (get sliced almonds, 1 tbs butter and 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar)
  • 1-2 Oranges, we use Clementines
  • 2 tbs Goat Cheese
  • My favorite salad cutters (linked here)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 tbs Balsamic Vinegar (add more to taste)
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (add more to taste)
  • 1 garlic Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Coconut Sugar Toasted Almonds

These give the salad a nice sweet crunch. I use them in place of a crouton. You could do plain sliced almonds or any nut that you enjoy. I like to make a big batch of toasted sweetened almonds and use it throughout the week. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/4 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar to a pan on medium low. Let everything melt and then add in a bag of sliced almonds. Continue to mix it and watch until they start to get toasted. Just a few minutes. Take them off heat before they burn. Let them cool, break them up, store in airtight container for a week.

Assembling The Salad

There’s so much flavor in this salad and I love to make sure there is flavor in every bite. After the salad is in the bowl I am generous with the cranberries and almonds. It adds so much texture and taste to the salad. Next, I distribute slices of fresh oranges, their juicy sweetness contrasting beautifully with the tangy goat cheese. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl, it’s time to prepare the dressing. In a separate bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, and a clove of minced garlic. Season it with salt and pepper according to your personal preference. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and give everything a gentle toss to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated. I love these salad scissors. It makes my at home salads taste restaurant quality! After that, your sweet winter salad is ready to be enjoyed.