I love making all kinds of Gourmet Chili. But this is the first time I use Hoisin sauce as an ingredient for this Asian Turkey Chili recipe that is easily made the slow cooker and as a bonus is Diabetic friendly.
Besides the Hoisin Sauce, this chili recipe includes all the usual ingredients you come to expect in a chili except possibly for the Dry Sherry.
I often use alcohol in my chili but usually I use beer. Using a cooking wine like Dry Sherry enhances the flavor of this dish.
💭 Disclaimer for Diabetic Recipes
Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc.
As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.
🥃 Alcohol Warning
💭 Ingredient Substitution
If you don't have any Dry Sherry on hand or don't want to use alcohol in this recipe, you can use white wine, apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar or even rice wine vinegar. All are acceptable substitutes for this recipe.
💭 Slow Cooker Tip
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Diabetic Asian Turkey Chili recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Lean Ground Turkey, Fresh Ginger, Garlic Cloves, Dry Sherry, Hoisin Sauce, Chili Powder, Corn Oil, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, White Sugar, Stewed Tomatoes and Red Kidney Beans.
🥣 How to make Diabetic Asian Turkey Chili
Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Make sure the ground turkey is browned. Do not add raw meat to the slow cooker. Stir gently till all the ingredients are combined.
Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. At the halfway mark, stir the chili.
Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings (optional).
Slow Cooker Diabetic Asian Turkey Chili
- Slow Cooker
- 2 Cups Yellow Onion, diced
- 1 small Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey, browned
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, minced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ¼ Cup Dry Sherry
- ¼ Cup Hoisin Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1 tablespoon Corn Oil
- 2 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon White Sugar
- 2 Cups Stewed Tomatoes
- 16 oz Red Kidney Beans, undrained
- Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Make sure the ground turkey is browned. Do not add raw meat to the slow cooker. Stir gently till all the ingredients are combined.
- Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. At the halfway mark, stir the chili.
- Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings (optional).
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.