Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili


This healthy turkey chili has a nice balance of flavors thanks to sweet potatoes and smoky chipotle chiles. We like to garnish it with creamy avocado, but melted cheese, chopped scallion and a dollop of sour cream will work well too.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 5 oz. each), peeled and diced

  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Chopped avocado for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook, stirring often to crumble, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chipotle; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broth and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover; reduce heat to medium and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Uncover the pot; continue simmering over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the chili slightly thickens, about 10 minutes, or until desired consistency. Stir in lime juice.

  3. Divide the chili evenly among 6 bowls; garnish with avocado, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 7812IU 156%
Vitamin C 27mg 29%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 29mg 7%
Potassium 610mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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