Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili [Recipe]

Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili [Recipe]

While I love summer, when the weather starts cooling off I look forward to cooking up comforting bowls of hearty chili. I dug out my slow cooker for this one, making it a great dish to prep in the morning and allow to simmer away all day. Perfect for a busy week night or if you’re entertaining guests as this recipe will fill your home with deliciously enticing aromas.

This chili is full of lean protein, low on fat and packed full of high fiber carbs from the beans and sweet potatoes. If you want a little more fat you can have fun with toppings like cheese, avocado and sour cream… yum! You could also substitute your meat choice for something with a little more fat like beef. I wanted to keep my serving fairly lean so I topped it with 0% greek yogurt and some diced green onions.

This would be great with butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes too!

If you have turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner you could also make this chili and throw in your cooked, shredded turkey breast towards the end.

Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

This is a great dish for a cool fall day.  Throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and have a delicious and healthy dinner ready in the evening!  I love topping it with greek yogurt and chopped green onions.  This holds up great for to-go lunches and as leftovers too!
Note: this is a relatively mild chili.  If you want more of a spicy kick add in a diced jalapeño pepper.  
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 314 kcal


  • 1 lbs ground turkey 99% lean
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1 medium sweet potato cubed
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 poblano pepper diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste


  • Brown turkey in saucepan with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add in diced peppers, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and black pepper.  Stir to combine and cook until slightly browned. 
  • Add cooked turkey mixture to slow cooker.  Add in sweet potato, beans, crushed tomatoes and bone broth.  Adding more or less bone broth to bring consistency to your preference.
  • Let simmer on low for 4-6 hours or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.


Serving: 1gCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 31gFat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 737mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 6150IUVitamin C: 47.9mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 4.3mg
Keyword Chili, Turkey
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