Hearty Turkey Chili

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Is your fridge  stuffed with holiday leftovers? Here’s a tasty way to make some space. When you tire of turkey sandwiches, use what’s left from the big feast to make this hearty chili. A steaming, hot bowlful serves up 46 grams of lean protein to fuel those late-fall, early-winter workouts.

Get your protein fix with a hearty chili that puts holiday leftovers to good use.

Hearty Turkey Chili

Calories: 448
Protein: 46 grams (184 cal)
Carbs: 21 grams (84 cal)
Fat: 20 grams (180 cal)


1 lb. cooked turkey (cubed) or uncooked ground turkey
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. cilantro (fresh), chopped
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste


1. In medium-sized pot, brown turkey meat over medium heat.

2. Stir in chopped pepper and onion, continue cooking, stirring frequently. Add garlic and spices, continue stirring.

3. Lastly, add chopped tomatoes. Simmer chili for about 10 minutes or until thick as preferred.