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.

Liv Dansky
Source:, July 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 16.2g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 7g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 55.9mg; vitamin a iu 7812.3IU; vitamin c 26.5mg; folate 12.9mcg; calcium 60mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 29.4mg; potassium 609.7mg; sodium 418mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Really good recipe. It cooks much faster than the times it gives. I chopped the sweet potatoes very small. Lots of great flavors. I would recommend doubling the recipe as this does not make anywhere close to 6 bowls for 1.3 cups like it suggests. I used red onion, because I like that better and a little extra chipotle sauce. My very picky boyfriend loved it. I don't think you need to add the extra salt if you are concerned about that. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I like it spicy so I used a little extra chipotle in adobo. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicous turkey Chili recipe! We really enjoyed the flavors,as the sweet potatoes compliment the turkey & spices. Since I didn't have the Chipolte pepper, I substitued a can of green chilies, drained. Also, I used 2 packages ground turkey and seasoned it with Chipolte Chili pepper (3/4 tsp.) I will definitely make it again and add one more avacodo and lime! This is a winner! Read More