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  • Writer's pictureAlana Robin

Turkey Chili Recipe | Easy and Under One Hour

It is officially chili weather, and what is so great about making chili at home is that you can add anything you have in the house. Seriously - if you have the basic ingredients, you can make up the rest with anything in your house. My recipe is for a healthy turkey chili that you can make in under an hour on your stovetop.

Throughout this recipe I will be giving ideas for substitutes and other ways to get creative with what you have in the house.

Ingredients for Turkey Chili:

  • Medium Onion (I used yellow, but you could also use white)

  • Ground Turkey (I used 99% fat free)

  • Spices (Paprika, garlic powder, taco seasoning, chili powder - get creative!)

  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (you could substitute beef or vegetable)

  • Can of Diced Tomato

  • Can of Corn (you could substitute or add beans too)

How to Make Low Fat Turkey Chili at Home:

  1. Sauté your chopped onion in a little olive oil in your pot. I did this for about 5 minutes on a medium-high heat.

  2. Add your ground turkey and cook until browned. You should chop up the turkey as it cooks using a wooden spoon or spatula. This takes about 5 to 8 minutes on a medium high heat.

  3. Add a variety of spices based on your flavor palate. I used 1 tbsp paprika, 1 tbsp garlic powder, and ~ 1/2 tbsp of taco seasoning. I didn't have chili powder, but I would recommend using that in place of the taco seasoning if you have it.

  4. Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste and one can of diced tomatoes. Mix.

  5. Add 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Mix.

  6. Add one can of corn. Or beans. Or both. Get creative here!

  7. Bring everything to a boil over medium-high heat.

  8. Turn it down to a simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

  9. Serve topped with cheese, sour cream, chives, toasted onion flakes - anything you like! Sometimes I substitute sour cream for greek yogurt, and that can be a really yummy way to cut down on the fat content.

What are your favorite ingredients to add to a big pot of chili?

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Alana Robin

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