This healthy turkey chili recipe is thick and hearty, and loaded with flavor. Ground turkey, beans, corn, onion, garlic, jalapeños, tomatoes and warm spices slow cooked to perfection.
Ingredients in Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
How to make Crock Pot Turkey Chili
Step By Step Instructions
STEP 1: Cook the ground turkey in a skillet over medium-high heat. Break the turkey apart with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Transfer the turkey to the slow cooker, along with the onion, garlic and jalapeños.
STEP 2: Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and corn.
STEP 3: Mix in the beans, tomatoes with green chilies and tomato sauce.
STEP 4: Stir to combine all of the ingredients. Cover and cook the turkey chili on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
Recipe Tips and Variations for turkey chili
Frequently Asked Questions
Brown the turkey in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, bring to a boil, and then reduce to low and cook for 2 to 3 hours.
Technically no, but it will have a much better taste and texture if you brown it in a skillet before adding it to the the slow cooker.
The best beans for chili are pinto beans, kidney beans, and black beans.
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