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crockpot turkey chili

Before I leave you with a to-die-for crockpot turkey chili, I want to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Take this time to enjoy  your family, friends and all loved ones! Thank you so much for reading my blog and cooking my food. Thank you for everything!:) As for me, I’ll be enjoying clean food, spending time with family/friends and on the ski slopes. We are teaching our 7 year old to snowboard. Wish me luck and I’ll need lots of wine.:) And like I said below, I will be simmering this crockpot turkey chili in my slow cooker this week.

If you are a chili lover like me, then you might also like Buffalo Chicken Chili and Chicken Chili Con Queso => both are crockpot recipes. And I have 2 more chili recipes along with 11 other crock pot, 12 vegetarian and 20+ gluten free dinner recipes in my 30 Quick Clean Dinner Recipes eBook that is 20% OFF for a limited time.

When I still had weight to lose, every Monday night, I watched The Biggest Loser. I found the show very motivating and I could relate myself to the contestants. It made me feel cozy, I wasn’t suffering alone. Haha, very nice, Olena. Plus, it’s not very mind occupying stuff. Just like the Real Housewives I watch. Yeah…

crockpot turkey chili

Anyways, there was this guy, Ken, and one day he made turkey chili. While I’m sure he didn’t invent the recipe, it tastes darn good and is full of veggies.

This crockpot turkey chili is one of my first clean meals I ever made. So, you can’t fail it. I made a few changes and adapted it to a slow cooker. You absolutely can use leftover cooked turkey.

crockpot turkey chili

I make a lot of crockpot chili this time of the year because we like to go skiing, come home to a ready meal, and jump in a hot tub. In my world, that’s what Christmas break is for.

The Biggest Loser Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

The Biggest Loser Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey, extra lean or 1.5 lb leftover cooked turkey, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 4 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 14 oz can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 14 oz can any white beans, drained & rinsed
  • 28 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced or to taste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning, all natural
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Directions

  1. Preheat large non-stick skillet on high heat and add ground turkey. Cook until brown, stirring and breaking into small pieces with spatula, occasionally. Transfer to a large crockpot. If using leftover cooked turkey, skip the browning step.
  2. Return skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic, onion, celery, bell peppers and saute for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker, cover and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High. Reduce cooking time to 5 hours on Low and 3 hours on High, if using cooked turkey. Serve hot. Chili tastes even better the next day. This chili is mild enough for the kids. Add more heat with extra chili powder, Taco seasoning, diced green chiles or jalapenos.
  4. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving = 1.5 cup:
Calories: 271.6
Total Fat: 2.0 g
Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
Sodium: 673.0 mg
Total Carbs: 33.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
Protein: 33.8 g
WW Points+: 6

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36 Comments

  1. Amy

    I just cooked this for dinner tonight — delicious!! I had to make a few little modifications because I own the world’s smallest crockpot (literally) and couldn’t fit everything inside, so I made it in a pot on the stove and simmered it for an hour instead. My guy is really picky and doesn’t like cooked celery, so I added extra bell peppers. But he said it deserved a place in our dinner rotation! 🙂 I can’t wait to try your Buffalo Chicken Chili too!

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    • Olena

      Oh, that’s awesome, Amy! Means a lot to hear a positive feedback from another food blogger. I get nervous (a bit) when other food bloggers make my recipes. It’s like when I entertain, I feel I gotta deliver – I am a food blogger.:)

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  2. Karen

    I just assembled this in the crockpot, an I can’t wait to have it all week!

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    • Olena

      Awesome! You can also freeze the leftovers. I know my recipes make many servings but I like leftovers and I have 3 men to feed. Enjoy!

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  3. Nata

    Either I was really hungry or this turkey chili was amazing! It was probably both. I was never a big fan of chili but this was so good! Would def be making this again and again!

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    • Olena

      Haha. I think both. This chili is my favourite so far. Glad I changed your outlook on the chili world.

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  4. Seanna

    Made this today, and the verdict from my picky 14 year old is that this is delicious. :). I haven’t tested it myself yet (it’s not quite dinner time yet) but it smells fantastic! I did notice that it’s very soupy, though, and I followed the recipe very carefully. Wondering if I should add less chicken broth next time… Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Olena

      Sure, if you would like to. Mine wasn’t soupy. I wonder if a lot of condensation went into the crock pot off the lid once you took it off?! But still shouldn’t be that much. Feel free to adjust the liquid. I’m flattered my recipe impressed the teenager.:) Enjoy!

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      • Seanna

        Thanks for the reply. I finally got to eat some after I sent the first message, and it was fabulous! BOTH of my teenage girls enjoyed it, and as a matter of fact, my 14 year old daughter had 2 small bowls before she went to dance, and another one when she got home! I’m about to make it again, but this time I’m trying it with less broth. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the condensation from the lid, and I ended up cooking the extra liquid off on the stove, but it was otherwise awesome enough to serve it again so soon! 🙂

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        • Olena

          You could also add some crushed healthy tortilla chips or masa flour to thicken it a bit. Cornmeal would work too. Glad all girls loved it!!!

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          • Seanna

            Thanks! I missed that reply, but that might work for next time, which is tomorrow. 🙂 One more question…Do you use red bell peppers, or green? 🙂

          • Olena

            I use whatever kind I have on hand and is cheaper at that time. For this chili I used red, yellow and orange.

  5. Joanna

    Wondering if it completely messes up the entire chili if you don’t do the pre-cooking? Would you be able to throw the veggies and (raw, thawed) ground turkey into the crock pot? If not what about if I cooked the ground turkey the night before, refrigerated it, and threw that in the next morning?

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    • Olena

      Don’t! I did it once and it was disgusting! My meal was like a baby food, yuk. It was disgusting!:) Pre-cooking the night before – yes, absolutely.

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  6. Joanna

    Thank you! I just pre-chopped all my veggies and am about to pre-cook the ground turkey. Ill have enough time to quick saute the veggies and toss e everything in the crock pot on my lunch break. Excited to have this for dinner tomorrow 🙂

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  7. Melissa

    I am cooking this now, waiting on the veggies to cook and then it’ll all go in the crock pot, I’m excited about this but hope it’s ready before I leave for work.

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  8. Erika Demars

    THIS is my favorite chili ever!!! Fantastic. If you want to spice it up, put some drops of Frank Hot in your serving !!!

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  9. Christina

    Made this last night and LOVED it! This is definitely being saved for future meals.

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  10. Krista

    Also made this one! Just yesterday. Had leftovers today for lunch and it was even better! Really really yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. kathy

    i made this chilli and my husband who never eats chilli asked me to make it again i added mushrooms and a can of corn to mine just because i wanted a little more veggies and it turned out perfect thanks for a great recipe i also used ground vegetarian meat because my daughter is vegetarian and turned out perfect definitely a great recipe

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    • Olena

      WOW! I know it’s hard to cook when you are dealing with different tastes and diets. Sometimes I wanna shoot myself too! Glad everyone liked it.

      Reply
  12. Meredith

    I made your chilli tonight. I used half Italian sausage and the other half ground turkey, put in 2.5 jalepenos oh and a teaspoon of tobasco. Flavors taste great

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  13. Nicole

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to make it tomorrow! My daughter is allergic to bell peppers 🙁 do you have any recommendations for a replacement? Thanks!

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  14. Kacey Kell

    This was so delicious! I added 2 jalapeños and just a bit of coconut sugar. My husband cannot stop talking about how delicious it was (which is nice, because normally I get teased for being the worst cook in the family!)

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  15. Ruth

    Made this, with minimal alterations, I forgot the broth, doubled up on both beans, and used 3 different colored bell peppers – though I don’t think the last technically counts as an alteration. I too love left overs and had planned on using them for Chili baked potatoes later in the week. I let it cook all day while I was at work, Stopped by my home for 5 mins to declare dinner ready and left for about an hour on a walk. I was lucky to get a bowl, my family LOVED this dish! They want it again and soon. Still looking forward to Chili topped baked potatoes so they will probably get their wish soon! Thank you so much, I love having a healthy delicious meal to feed my family of 8 without having to spend all night in the kitchen! As soon as I am able I am going to invest in getting your cookbook! Looking forward to more delicious recipes! Thank you!

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    • Olena

      Hi, Ruth. You are very welcome. It is not my recipe but I will take credit for delivering it to you LOL. Your life sounds very familiar to me. To feed 8, wow! I can barely feed 4 of us, constantly cooking. I Love taking walks too and big pot meals with leftovers which seem to disappear fast. Chili loaded baked potatoes sounds AMAZING. I should make them too! Take care.

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  16. Courtney

    As a very busy on the go mom, I’m a huge fan of anything that can be made in a crockpot. This was so delicious. The only thing I added was black beans (love black beans). I topped it off with some chopped green oinions, a dollop of Nonfat Plain Greek yogurt, and a few slices of avacado. The rest of my family had some grated cheese on top of theirs, but I am trying to be good. I will definitely be keeping this recipe and making many more times in the future. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Audrey

    Can you freeze this ahead of time if you cook the meat first?? Trying to have freezer meals on hand ahead of time! I have cooked this recipe and loved it!

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