Healthy Turkey Chili (Zero WW Points!) This turkey chili might be healthy, but it is super easy and full of flavor! Best of all, it can be made in the Crockpot, Instant pot, or stove top and it is zero Weight Watchers points!

healthy turkey chili in a red dutch oven

I love any kind of chili (except really spicy chili) and this Healthy Turkey Chili is so good!  I took my recipe for Keto Chili without Beans and I adapted it to be zero Weight Watchers points!

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This turkey chili uses 2 pounds of ground turkey and 1 can of kidney beans to really bulk it up and make it nice and hearty.


To get started we need to use a heavy bottom pot with a lid.  I like to use a cast iron dutch oven.  Add in the avocado oil and the diced red pepper and onion to soften in the pan.  this takes about 8 minutes.  Often times I use frozen diced onion as a time saver.

Now we can add in the ground turkey and the garlic and sauté until the turkey is cooked through.

cooked ground turkey in a red pot

Now we can add in the rest of the ingredients which are chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, smoked paprika, crushed tomatoes, and the beans.

ingredients for turkey chili in a red pot

I like to let my chili simmer, covered, for at least an hour to let the flavors come together.  I think this is especially important with turkey chili so the flavors can really get into that bland turkey meat.

Can you believe this healthy turkey chili is zero points and it is so filling!

For more Weight Watchers friendly recipes, please check out my DIY Ahi Tuna Bowls, Pesto Salmon and Veggies, Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai, Curried Pumpkin Soup, and Low Carb Breakfast Casserole.

healthy turkey chili in a red pot


This healthy turkey chili can also be made in the Instant Pot and the Crockpot.  See the recipe card for more details.

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healthy turkey chili in a red pot

Healthy Turkey Chili (Zero WW Points!)

This turkey chili might be healthy, but it is super easy and full of flavor! Best of all, it can be made in the Crockpot, Instant pot, or stove top.
Zero Freestyle Points
5 from 1 vote
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1/2 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Pounds Ground Turkey (99% Lean)
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce Can kidney beans, drained
  • Salt to Taste


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a heavy bottom pot. Add in the onion and red pepper and saute until softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Add in the ground turkey and the garlic and cook the turkey until it is cooked through.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and season with salt to taste.
  • Let simmer, covered, for 1 hour to let the flavors develop. Serve


  • Crockpot:  Add all ingredients to the crockpot (omit oil), and stir to combine. Add in 1 teaspoon of salt and stir.  Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.  Season with salt to taste and serve.
  • Instant Pot: add all of the ingredients to the instant pot (breaking up the ground turkey) with 1 cup of water, seal the lid, and cook on hi pressure for 15 minutes, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release.  Release the rest of the pressure with a quick release, season with salt to taste, and serve.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g
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    • Linda
    • June 2, 2019

    What is the sodium content in the healthy turkey chili

      • jenniferbanz
      • June 2, 2019

      406 mg if no salt is added

    • Meagen Brosius
    • May 27, 2019

    I love trying different turkey chili recipes, I prefer it and this one was actually a winner with my husband too! Definitely will be making this one again soon! Yum!

    • Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    • May 26, 2019

    Love how easy and delicious this recipe is. It’s perfect for a gathering or a party.

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