Easy Turkey Chili

I know it’s not winter, but I feel like I can eat soups and chili all the time. This is one of my favorites and it’s super easy as a meal prep dish (and pretty cost effective). This is a perfect lunch to take during the work week! Just reheat and enjoy alongside a green salad!

This is high protein and lower-carb! However, if you are truly watching sodium you may want to opt for starting further from scratch on this one. Feel free to add bone broth or water if you’d like to stretch the servings. You can add corn or any other veggies as well, it’ll just change the nutrition info below.

Easy Turkey Chili – Makes 6 – 1 cup servings

Turkey Chili



1-1.3 lb lean ground turkey – I used 1.3lb package of butterball ground turkey 93% lean (may sub lean ground beef)

1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup yellow onion, chopped

1 can Chili Magic Chili Starter – Texas Medium (For lower sodium you can replace with 1 can of black beans or pinto beans + 1 can water and then season with a chili seasoning)

3-4 large handfuls of spinach (optional if you want extra greens)

Healthy dash of pepper

Adobo seasoning (I use Goya) – this is pretty much garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and some other stuff you can just season with those as you like. Or season your turkey however you like it

Southwest Seasoning (I used a McCormick blend)

Tabasco – optional

Sofrito – optional (I will be adding a recipe for this soon, but you can also buy it in the Hispanic aisle…although I’ve never tried it so no promises on theirs)


  1. In a large pot, season and brown ground turkey, I season mine with Goya Adobo (you can find in the Hispanic aisle and I use it on EVERYTHING), and McCormick Southwest Seasoning, and pepper. I don’t measure any of this so season to taste.
  2. When almost completely cooked through add chopped onion, cook until mostly tender (you can also sautee these in a skillet while the turkey is browning if you can multitask!).
  3. Add tomatoes, chili starter, and a couple dashes of tabasco
  4. Simmer ~10 minutes
  5. Serve hot.

*This recipe freezes well.

1 cup serving: 213 calories, 8g fat, 15g carbs, 4g fiber, 3g sugar, 23g protein (without toppings)

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