Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

Ground turkey and canned kidney beans combine in this easy slow-cooker turkey chili. A tomato base, plus cumin and garlic powder, supplies plenty of flavor, while jalapeño and chili powder bring on the heat.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • 1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Diced avocado, shredded Cheddar cheese and sliced red onion for serving


  1. Add turkey, onion, garlic and jalapeño to a large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the turkey is browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Stir in kidney beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on Low until the flavors meld, about 4 hours. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and red onion, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate chili in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
12g Fat
42g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Vitamin A 1883IU 38%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Potassium 1080mg 23%

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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