Turkey Chili (Stove-Top or Instant Pot)

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This is my classic go-to healthy turkey chili recipe all fall and winter long. I call it healthy comfort food in a bowl because it’s hearty and satisfying for all of those chilly days. It is perfect for a big gathering, football Sunday festivities, or for a good weekly meal prep option since there are tons of leftovers! Make it on the stove-top or right in your Instant Pot pressure cooker for an easy turkey chili recipe! Simply swap out turkey for beef to make the best beef chili recipe!

Turkey Chili Recipe with toppingsHow to Make Turkey Chili

The best part? You can customize this chili to your liking. Some days I’ll add more veggies based on what is in season. Make it on the stove-top, or in the Instant Pot pressure cooker! I’ve also perfected this chili to be equally delicious with or without the beans. Instant Pot directions included, and Whole30-approved!

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Ahhh… comfort food. I think I could make this recipe with my eyes closed at this point! It is always a huge hit and it’s one of my top rated recipes. Perfect for a big party, football Sunday, or for a good weekly meal prep (tons of leftovers). The best part of the chili is you can customize to your liking, some days I’ll add more vegetables based on what’s in season! For a beanless turkey chili, and to make this Whole30 compliant, simply omit the beans! They are optional!

Healthy Turkey Chili

How to Make Chili in the Instant Pot

  • Using the sauté function, sauté the veggies until soft.
  • Add meat and cook until brown.
  • Add in the spices, tomatoes, and water (reduce water to 1 cup)
  • Lock the lid and cook under manual -> high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the knob to venting and release the pressure manually or let the pressure naturally come down.
  • Open and taste the chili! Add beans here if adding. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Notes: If you added too much water, use the sauté function for a few minutes to reduce the water down!

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Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

What do you top chili with?

  • Scallions
  • Avocado Slices
  • Cheese
  • Diced Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Additional red pepper flakes if desired for heat
  • and MORE!

Turkey Chili

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 03:00 Total Time 3:15 Serves 6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and sweet potato, if using, for 5 to 7 minutes, until soft.
  2. Add the meat to the pot and cook until browned, stirring often to break up the meat.
  3. Once the meat is browned, add the water, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, salt, and all of the spices. Mix well to combine. If you are adding the beans and jalapeño, do so here.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and let simmer, uncovered, until the chili is nice and thick, about 3 hours. Add additional water during this time if you want your chili more souplike. Towards the end of the cooking time, taste and adjust spices as desired. Add additional cayenne for an extra kick, and more salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve garnished with your favorite chili toppings, if desired. Mine are listed above.
  6. Store in refrigerator for 1 week or store in the freezer.


Recipe Notes

  • *Omit beans to make this Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly
  • How to Make Chili in the Instant Pot
    • Using the sauté function, sauté the veggies until soft.
    • Add meat and cook until brown.
    • Add in the spices, tomatoes, and water (reduce water to 1 cup)
    • Lock the lid and cook under manual -> high pressure for 15 minutes.
    • Turn the knob to venting and release the pressure manually or let the pressure naturally come down.
    • Open and taste the chili! Add beans here if adding. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
    • Notes:
      • If you added too much water, use the sauté function for a few minutes to reduce the water down!
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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Game day weekend is here! Do you have your menu planned and ready to go? Throw this Game Day White Chicken Chili into your slow-cooker, then simply set it and forget it! As soon as it’s time for the game, whip out those bowls, spoons, garnishes, chips, and DEVOUR! Sound like a good plan?

Game Day White Chicken ChiliCrock Pot White Chicken Chili

I was so excited to walk into my local Shaw’s and Star Market this week and find the essential part of this recipe: Chopped Green Chiles from Old El Paso. They pack in the flavor into this soup!

Game Day White Chicken Chili

Place all of your ingredients in, add in your broth and spices. Set it…. and forget it! How easy is that?

How Do You Make White Chicken Chili?

  • Make it in the slow cooker,  or make it on the stove top!

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Game Day White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 chicken breasts
  2. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1 jalapeno, diced (if you like it less spicy, remove seeds)
  6. 1 can Old El Paso Crushed Green Chiles
  7. 3 cups chicken broth
  8. 1 lime, juiced
  9. 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  10. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  13. Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  14. Optional: 1 15-ounce can white beans
Serve with
  1. Non-GMO Tortilla Chips
  2. Plantain Chips
  3. Extra Cilantro
  4. Sliced Avocado
  5. Diced Scallions
  6. Chopped White Onion
  7. Additional jalapeño slices
  8. Limes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into your slow cooker except for the lime juice
  2. Give one good mix to combine spices into the broth
  3. Set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours
  4. Once done, use two forks to shred chicken, and add in lime juice
  5. Mix to combine
  6. If serving for the game, let the soup stay warm in the slow-cooker
  7. Garnish and serve!
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White Chicken Chili

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:05

Ingredients

Serve with

  • Non-GMO Tortilla Chips
  • Plantain Chips
  • Extra Cilantro
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Diced Scallions
  • Chopped White Onion
  • Additional jalapeño slices
  • Limes

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into your slow cooker except for the lime juice
  • Give one good mix to combine spices into the broth
  • Set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours
  • Once done, use two forks to shred chicken, and add in lime juice
  • Mix to combine
  • If serving for the game, let the soup stay warm in the slow-cooker
  • Garnish and serve!

Recipe Notes

Stove-Top Instructions: Follow the same instructions, but simmer the soup in a stockpot over low heat for about an hour, until the chicken easily shreds apart.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili [vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This vegetarian Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chili is such a great set-it and forget-it Vegetarian soup! Simple to make, packed with all of my favorite Fall and Winter flavors, protein and veggies… easy comfort food perfection!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili

Browsing through my soups/stews page, all but one of my recipes in the category has meat in it. Now, we do eat a fair amount of good quality animal protein in this house, but we also eat a lot of veggies! I wanted to make a chili that has all my popular traditional chili flavors, but one that is meatless, packed with even more veggies, and a hint of Fall flavor!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

The best part? This chili is so easy to make! Simply throw it all in your slow cooker overnight and have this perfect meal waiting for you when you wake up!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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What is your favorite dish to make in the slow cooker? Do you have a favorite soup?

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 8 hr Total Time 8:10

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place chopped vegetables into the crock-pot
  2. Add in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and spices
  3. Mix well to combine
  4. Set on low for 8 hours
  5. After 7 hours, taste and adjust spices to your liking (i.e. add additional salt, cayenne, or red pepper flakes)
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Sweet Potato Chili Fries

One week from today is the Superbowl! For me, that doesn’t mean much except a fun day for entertaining, good food, and friends. You can find some of my favorite game day recipes here. In college I loved cheese fries. I mean I really loved cheese fries. Pile on chili or gravy and I was set. Those days are behind me, and thankfully so, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get a hint of my go-to late night diner order, right?

Sweet Potato Chili FriesSweet Potato Chili Fries

Chili fries made with crispy sweet potato wedges and my turkey chili sans beans! Perfect healthy junk food! 

Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges on Rack

The best crispy sweet potato wedges, ever!

Sweet Potato Chili Fries In Skillet

Sweet Potato Chili Fries

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Ingredients

    Sweet Potato Wedges

    Directions

  • 1. Make chili and set aside
  • 2. Preheat oven to 400
  • 3. Cut sweet potato into wedges
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine spices and oil- mix well
  • 5. Toss sweet potatoes with mixture
  • 6. Place a small rack on baking sheet
  • *TIP: Baking sweet potatoes on a rack will allow all sides to get crispy!
  • 7. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping at 20, or until crisp
  • 8. Place fries on plate and cover with chili
  • 9. Garnish with scallions, avocado, and any other toppings you desire!
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    Buffalo Chicken Chili (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

    Football season is about to be here and that means Sundays for me are filled with game day cooking (my favorite)! I always try to prepare healthy game day foods and this Buffalo Chicken Chili will definitely be on the rotation. You can make this buffalo chicken chili recipe in the Instant Pot or on the stove top!

    Buffalo Chicken Chili

    Buffalo Chicken Chili (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

    This chili is a must-try, it’s the perfect mix of flavors and textures. It’s hearty, flavorful, and different! It went over big time in my house tonight!

    Buffalo Chicken Chili

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    Buffalo Chicken Chili

    Buffalo Chicken Chili

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:40 Yields 6

    Ingredients

    Garnish

    Directions

    • Cook chicken: Shredded Crock Pot Chicken or use a rotisserie chicken.
    • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil and sauté garlic. Add chopped carrots, onion, celery, peppers, cooked corn, and jalapeño pepper, if using. Cook until veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
    • Add in chicken broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes and stir well. Add in 3 cups shredded chicken. Add in hot sauce and spices and mix well to combine. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
    • Taste and adjust spices as desired. Garnish and serve hot.
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