Healthy White Bean Turkey Chili


Healthy White Bean Turkey Chili full of protein, veggies, and delicious spices and seasonings. This easy recipe is a different spin on classic chili, made with lean ground turkey and hearty white beans. This flavorful chili is simple and comes together in only 45 minutes. It’s the perfect comfort food dinner! This healthy white bean turkey chili is a delicious spin on classic chili. Instead of ground beef it uses lean ground turkey which is packed with protein and relatively inexpensive. Instead of kidney beans, this chili uses delicious and tender white beans to make a hearty chili that you will absolutely love.


Not only is this chili packed with protein and flavor, it is also so simple and easy to make. You can make it on the stove-top in around forty-five minutes or let it cook all day in your slow cooker until you are ready for dinner. Once it’s ready, you can finish off your bowl with all of your favorite toppings and dig into a hearty and comforting bowl of your new favorite chili.


1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
1 – 15oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 – 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 – 4oz can green chiles
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 dried bay leaves
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
½ tablespoon dried oregano
½ tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 ¾ cups beef broth
Sliced green onion, for garnish
Shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish
Jalapeno, for garnish

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a tablespoon of avocado oil. Add the ground turkey to the pot and brown the meat, breaking it up as it cooks.
Once the ground turkey is fully cooked through, add in the bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Give everything a good stir and let it cook for a few minutes until you notice the onion starting to become tender and translucent.

Next, add the white beans, tomatoes, green chilis, spices, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and broth. Stir until everything is well combined and then bring the chili to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the chili to simmer for 30-45 minutes.

After the chili has simmered, give it a taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Spoon into bowls, serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Serves 4

Serving Size: 4 oz

Calories Per Serving: 396



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