Recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

As you might’ve seen on my turkey burger recipe, I love trying new turkey meals. It’s great to have a leaner, low-calorie alternative to beef, but the best part is that it tastes just as good. If you love chili with beef, stay with me! This turkey is cooked and then placed in the slow cooker, so it has plenty of time to soak up those veggies and spices. No shortage of flavors, I promise.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili by Tamera Mowry

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Makes 6 servings

½ green bell pepper, diced
½ yellow onion, diced
½ can kidney beans, drained
½ can pinto beans, drained
2 minced garlic cloves
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 lb ground turkey, cooked
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 ½ tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1. Cook turkey, drain it, and place in crockpot.
2. Cook onion, green pepper, garlic and parsley for few minutes until soft and fragrant. Place in crockpot.
3. Combine all spices, blend together, place in crockpot. Feel free to play with the ratios if you like a certain spice more!
4. Add beans and tomato products to crockpot
5. Stir everything together and set on high for 4.5 hours (or 7 hours low).
6. Top with shredded cheese and serve!

turkey chili recipe

Seriously, slow cookers are amazing. This tastes great with cornbread on the side too.

Let me know if you give it a try!


  • Annie

    Tamera saw this on your Instagram and decided to make it for my weeks lunches this evening. Yum! I love turkey chili and this one is definitely a keeper :)
    – Annie

  • Leese Vee

    Love this recipe! What brand of chili powder would you recommend? And is a can of tomato sauce vs. tomato paste better? By chance do you have a corn bread recipe? Thanks for sharing!

  • Siza

    I loved what you cooked on the Real with staffed peppers i already tried cooking it mine wasnt so good anyway thanks for the recipe.

    • Earlanda

      Where is the recipe for the stuffed peppers?

  • Ina Turner

    Tamera, I have also been trying turkey recipes in moving to a leaner meat for my family found a great turkey meat ball and burger, but have not try turkey chili, this sounds easy and look so yummy, going to make it for my mommy prayer group tomorrow when we meet. Thanks for the recipe.
    BTW!!!! saw the wonderful tribute from your hubby remembering you’ll first date,girl believe me you have a keeper,any man that remembers and celebrates not only a wedding date, but also a first date is a blessings from God!! Cherish each other!!!and let NO ONE come between you two.
    Very few of his kind especially these days!!! I have one from God also.

  • Lauren

    absolutely loved the recipe! i doubled it and cut down on the spice a bit (my guests are a bit picky with spice) and it was great. i chose low sodium beans and cheese, too. it was so great especially for the cooler weather we had this weekend.

  • Maureen L Whitsett

    I tried the turkey chili yesterday and it was a hit. Very easy!!! I doubled the recipe and went a little heavy on the cheyenne pepper to give it a kick. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Akwele

    I won the chili contest! My recipe had liquid smoke. It was a vegetarian chili with bocca. The meat eating men were shocked. Can’t wait to try this recipe.