Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili with jalapeño and green onion garnish

Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Need a satisfying and Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili that's easy to throw together? Try this zesty, protein-packed, full-flavor slow cooker recipe. Weeknights have never been so easy!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 65kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 1 lb ground turkey or extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles or 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper and salt to taste


  • Cook ground beef or turkey in a nonstick skillet. Cook until well browned. Add garlic the last few minutes of cooking. Drain off any fat, then return to the pan. Add peppers and onions and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin.
  • Place tomatoes, kidney beans, zucchini, chilies or jalapeno, tomato paste, basil and meat mixture in crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high until flavors are blended, about 4-5 hours. Season to taste with black pepper and salt.
  • Per serving: 4 SmartPoint; 3 PointsPlus; 2 POINTS (old)



You can use turkey or ground beef in this recipe, both are delicious.
Optional toppings:  cilantro, tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, jalapeños, or avocado. 
You can make the ingredients the night before and then place it in your slow cooker the next day. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg