Rod’s Quick and Easy Turkey Chili

5 from 2 votes

This Quick and Easy Turkey Chili recipe is not only delicious, it’s also super easy to make. Excellent choice if you prefer white meat.

turkey chili

My love for a good chili is a never-ending quest. I absolutely love to experiment and create new chili dishes. I prefer my chili with beans and meat with a kick to it. Most chilis can take hours before they are ready to serve.

Not this Quick and Easy Turkey Chili recipe. No more than 45 minutes from start to finish. If you like your chili with a little kick, just add a few more red pepper flakes (be careful though!).

turkey chili

I like to serve this chili with some shredded Monterey Jack cheese and some crushed tortillas but you can also add some diced green onions for a little extra zing.

My Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili is another favorite of mine to make after a long day at work.

bowl of turkey chili

If you don’t have any Great Northern Beans on hand you can substitute them for an equal amount of Navy Beans or Cannellini Beans.

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

bowl of turkey chili with shredded cheese

You will need the following ingredients to make this quick and easy turkey chili recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Olive Oil, Ground Turkey, Yellow Onion, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Green Chilies, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin, Dried Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes and Great Northern Beans.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until slightly browned, stirring often.
    ground turkey in skillet
  2. Add the diced onions to the skillet and cook until the turkey is cooked through.
  3. Stir in broth, green chilies and spices. Add the beans and mix to combine.
    turkey chili mixture in skillet
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the beans are tender.
  5. Serve and optionally top with your favorite garnishes.

Printable Recipe Card

turkey chili

Rod’s Quick and Easy Turkey Chili

If you prefer white meat over red meat and love a good Chili then this recipe is for you. All you need is a handful of ingredients and 45 minutes of your time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4
Calories 540 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet (or Dutch Oven)

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, diced
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 30 oz Great Northern Beans, rinsed & drained
GARNISHES (OPTIONAL)
  • Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Green Onions, chopped
  • Tortilla Chips, crushed

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until slightly browned, stirring often.
  • Add the diced onions to the skillet and cook until the turkey is cooked through.
  • Stir in broth, green chilies and spices. Add the beans and mix to combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the beans are tender.
  • Serve and optionally top with your favorite garnishes.

Notes

→ You can control the heat of the chili by adding or reducing the amount of red chili flakes you add.
→ You can substitute the Great Northern Beans for some Navy Beans or Cannellini Beans.

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 61gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 1478mgFiber: 16gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 7mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Marc says:

    What a great recipe. If you love chili, then this is the recipe for you. Very tasty and even tastier the next day.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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