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Keto Turkey Chili

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Bold flavors and plenty of meaty goodness make this Keto Turkey Chili a must-try whenever you’re in the mood for something terrific. It’s an easy fix, and there aren’t a million ingredients. And, it can be ready to devour in under an hour. The only question is, do you eat it with a fork or a spoon? Dig into this low carb turkey chili today!

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Ground turkey keto chili is a hearty and satisfying meal. Plus, it’s a great source of fat and protein, making it a great choice for anyone on a keto or low-carb diet. This is also an affordable dish to make, so it’s perfect if you’re doing keto on a budget. And, like traditional chili recipes, this one is perfect for meal prep.

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What You Need To Make Easy Keto Chili

  • Avocado oil or olive oil
  • Ground turkey (aka turkey mince) – I use lean ground turkey
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Chili powder – check out my recipe for chili powder for MAXIMUM flavor!
  • Dried cumin
  • Dried oregano
  • Canned Rotel tomatoes with chilis
  • Chicken broth
  • Bell peppers

How To Make Easy Turkey Chili

Scroll down for the full recipe and ingredient amounts, but here’s an overview of how to make this easy keto turkey chilli:

  1. In a large pot, Dutch oven or skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat then add the ground turkey.
  2. Brown the ground turkey until all the pink has gone, then add the onion, garlic, and celery. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the chili powder, dried cumin, and dried oregano. Mix it in well and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add the cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilis (mild or hot, it’s your choice) and chicken stock. Stir in well then pop a lid on the chili, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and add the diced bell peppers. Cook at a simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes until the bell peppers are tender.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy your low carb keto turkey chili!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Fresh chili powder will make all the difference in this recipe. I make my own chili powder – it’s got a great balance of flavors and has just the right amount of heat!
  • Want it spicier? Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder or cayenne pepper to the recipe. Start with 1/2 a teaspoon and add more if desired. Alternatively, add a small can (4.5 ounces) of diced green chilis.
  • Switch things up and make ground chicken chili, or try it with ground pork.
  • Add 2 cups of diced zucchini or 1 cup of cauliflower rice at the same time as the green pepper to add more veggies to this turkey chili recipe.
  • Top this keto chilli with all your favorite garnishes – see my suggestions below.
  • Ketogenic chilli is even better the next day after the flavors have a chance to really develop.
  • If you need chili beans, then try adding black soy beans as they’re bean-like but lower in carbs.

How To Garnish This Keto Turkey Chili Recipe

I love putting out a variety of toppings so that everyone can customize their own bowl. Here are some of our favorite toppings:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • sliced or diced jalapeno pepper
  • toasted and chopped low carb tortillas
  • green onions
  • cilantro

What To Serve With Keto Friendly Turkey Chili

Once you’ve got all your turkey chili toppings sorted out, it’s time to think about what to serve with this keto chili recipe. It’s certainly hearty enough to be a meal on its own, or you can pair it with Crispy Chaffles, a lovely salad, or just save a bit of room for dessert.

What To Do With Leftover Turkey Chili

Keto Turkey Chilli will keep in the fridge for several days. But, this keto chilli recipe also freezes like a dream.

My favorite way to freeze saucy and soupy recipes is by using Souper Cubes! These amazing freezer-safe cubes are perfect for freezing portions of all my favorite soups, stews, and other saucy meals. I freeze them then pop them out and put the rectangular frozen blocks into a zipper-top freezer bag. It makes storing them SOOOO much easier!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is turkey chili with no beans keto?

Quite possibly! There could be other hidden carbs in the recipe or the onion, garlic, and other veggies can drive up the carb count. This recipe for keto turkey chili is totally keto!

Is turkey chili keto?

With just 3 net carbs per serving, this is a hearty turkey chili that’s also totally keto!

How long can I store turkey chili?

You can keep low carb turkey chilli in the fridge for 3-4 days. To keep it longer than that, pop it into the freezer.

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5 from 16 votes

Keto Turkey Chili

Big, bold flavors and plenty of meaty goodness make this keto Turkey Chili perfect on game day or any day!
Course Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, ground turkey, ground turkey recipe, turkey chili, turkey chilli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 224kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 10 ounce cans Rotel tomatoes with chilis
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot or skillet with a fitted lid, heat the avocado oil over medium heat then add the ground turkey.
  • Brown the ground turkey until all the pink has gone, then add the onion, garlic, and celery. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, dried cumin, and dried oregano. Mix it in well and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilis (mild or hot, it's your choice) and chicken stock. Stir in well then pop a lid on the chili, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add the diced bell peppers. Cook at a simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes until the bell peppers are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Notes

Optional garnishes and toppings (not included in nutritional info):
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • jalapenos
  • toasted and chopped low carb tortillas
  • cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1328IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 3g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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