Recipe: Crock Pot Turkey Chili

by Cate on May 4, 2015

Simple to make and filling, this Crock Pot Turkey Chili is a perfect easy dinner or a weeks’ worth of lunches.


Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to get into the habit of spending part of my weekend prepping for our breakfasts and lunches.

Because the less thinking I have to do in the morning to get us out of the house and our way, the better.

Which is where this Turkey Chili comes into play.

Welcome to my lunch for the week.

Full of good stuff, this chili could not be simpler to make.

Brown the turkey. Put it in the crock pot with the remaining ingredients. Let it do its thing.

Two hours on high. NBD.

And now, I have four days worth of lunches taken care of.

With two different kinds of beans, tomatoes, and corn, not to mention the turkey, it will definitely fill you up, whether you eat it for lunch or dinner. I am topping mine with a little bit of Wholly Guacamole or fresh avocado, depending on the day. A little bit of cheese or light sour cream would also be delish as well.

The recipe comes from Chalene Johnson, who is a powerhouse in the fitness and motivational speaking world, and one of the original coaches in the BeachBody family.

Dig in.

Guilt free.

Chalene Johnson’s Healthy Chili Recipe


1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
8 oz whole kernel corn, canned (I used an 11 oz can instead)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic (I used three)
8 oz black beans, canned (rinse them)
8 oz pinto, chili, or kidney beans, canned (rinse them)
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 package Lawry’s Chili Seasoning (I used FlavorGod seasoning instead)
4 oz low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


Brown turkey. Drain & discard any fat. Place all ingredients except cheese into a slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on low, or 2 hours on high. Top with 1 oz. cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Info Per Serving (Makes 4 Servings)
(with 1 oz. low-fat cheese)
Calories: 386 / Protein: 36g / Carbs: 33g
Total Fat: 13g / Fiber: 8.5 g

(without cheese)
Calories: 338 / Protein: 29 g / Carbs: 33 g
Total Fat: 11 g / Fiber 8.5 g

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