Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili. The BEST turkey chili made healthier and in the slow cooker! Hearty, thick, filling and full of flavor!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This chili is the perfect comfort food to serve during the colder months. It is also made healthier with ground turkey + more veggies and beans.

I used both black beans and kidney beans in this soup and also added in some frozen corn.


This chili is super easy to throw together and only takes 10 minutes of prep time. Simply brown the turkey in a skillet and toss it in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.


This chili also makes tons of leftovers and is freezer friendly! I loaded this healthy turkey chili up with tons of Mexican flavor: black beans, corn, cilantro and chipotles. The chipotles add in a nice smokiness and heat to this chili.

I don’t like using taco packets in my chili. I like adjusting to taste and use the seasonings I have in my pantry. I like to use chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano.


Serve this chili with shredded Mexican cheese, cilantro, tortilla strips, sour cream and enjoy!


Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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Serves: 6-8
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili. The BEST turkey chili made healthier and in the slow cooker! Hearty, thick, filling and full of flavor!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire roasted garlic diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cups frozen corn, (no need to thaw)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 whole chipotles in adobo, diced (can add some sauce too for some more heat)
  • salt and pepper

For serving

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions
  • tortilla chips


  1. Heat a large skillet with olive oil.
  2. Add in ground turkey and cook until browned and no longer pink.
  3. Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients (except for toppings)
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 4 hours, until the soup is cooked through.
  5. Serve warm with the suggested toppings above!
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  • GayleMarie

    Planning on making this for dinner tomorrow. Is there not an individual “pin” button for your recipes? My hubby does the cooking and I usually send him the pin for the recipe, but I could only find the “pin” for your PINTEREST account. Of course I followed you!

  • Chuck

    2 can fire roasted red tomatoes….
    Since that’s available everywhere?!?!

    • Hi Janet,

      This step is optional. You can skip it if you want and put the turkey directly into the crockpot.



  • Dennis O'Connor

    What size crockpot do you recomend – I have a 4 or 6 quart? Today is Saturday and I plan on making this next Wednesday so no rush on the answer. Also, how much cilantro and at what point does that go in? Thanks! It looks delicious.

    • Hi Dennis!

      I would recommend using the 6 quart for the chili. I would add the cilantro at the end. I would add about 1/4 cup.



  • Rose Lyn

    I made this about a month ago. Everyone loved it. It was so good. Thinking I might make it tomorrow too. Found everything the recipe called for with no problem!
    Thank You

  • Eileen

    Made this yesterday, just in time for the Nor’easter! We lost power for a few hours last night, so didn’t get to eat it until today and the whole family loved it. It was so easy….this will go in the regular dinner rotation and I will definitely bring to work for lunch!

  • Nicole Johnson

    Made this tonight and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was. I even went for seconds which I never do. I followed the recipe pretty close, the only thing i did different was I left out the corn ( to make it extra low carb) , and after browning the turkey meat I also sautéed the onions with the garlic to really soften them up, it turn out amazinggggg… will be putting this on rotation in my house 😉

  • Raegan

    Can you make this on the stove? I want to make it tonight for dinner, but I won’t get home in time to make it in the slow cooker! Thanks! <3

  • Thomas Schamens

    Thank you for your recipe. As a quality “wing it” cook, this recipe paralleled many ingredients I have used in the past. I will say, added a little red wine, and fresh baby spinach leaves at the end. Good stuff!

  • Tonia Cameron

    They now have no salt added beans, tomatoes, etc. Major game changer in cutting down on the sodium intake!:)