Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

  • Recipe By
  • Published Apr 10th
  • Ready In6h 10m
  • Servings6
  • Calories323
This is one of my weekly meals for my family! It's easy and delicious. Top with sour cream, Cheddar cheese, chopped onion, green onion, or crushed tortilla chips. Maybe even in a sourdough bread bowl!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Chili for 6 servings:

  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Frank's® Redhot®), or more to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook6h
  • Ready In6h 10m

To cook Slow Cooker Turkey Chili, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is about 6 hours , and you can serve your Slow Cooker Turkey Chili within 6 hours 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Slow Cooker Turkey Chili easily:

  1. 1 Mix ground turkey, tomatoes, kidney beans, pinto beans, chicken stock, onion, hot sauce, chili powder, salt, minced garlic, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, and black pepper together in a slow cooker; stir to break the turkey into small chunks.
  2. 2 Cook on Low 6 to 8 hours (or High for 4 hours).


  • Cook's Note:
  • The cayenne and the hot pepper sauce is what determines how spicy it gets. So start with the little that I recommended and then you can always add more.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 323 calories; 8.8 grams of fat; 35.2 grams of carbohydrates; 29.1 grams of protein; 70 milligrams of cholesterol; 1575 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 11th 2017

    Delicious turkey chili! I added an extra can of beans (white beans to mix it up) and used Italian stewed tomatoes instead of crushed tomatoes (for more flavor), as well as added a can of Rot ...

  2. Nov 2nd 2015

    I swapped the beans for red bell pepper for a low carb option. Instead of chili powder, I used 1 small jalapeño and 1 tbsp of Slap Your Mama hot sauce. This turned out perfect! Highly recommend!

  3. Feb 22nd 2015

    Doubled the cayenne, no hot sauce though because I don't keep any around, and doubled the recipe (feeding men here lol). COOK THE TURKEY FIRST!

  4. Jan 21st 2015

    good flavor-texture could be better-use beef next time

  5. Oct 25th 2014

    We loved it, but I did add 1 can of black beans and I used 1.5 lbs turkey. Making it again today!

  6. Oct 11th 2014

    I followed this recipe pretty closely, except for leaving out the hot sauce and halving the cayenne (and it was still a tiny bit spicy, in my kids' opinion). It was really good, especially f ...

  7. Oct 2nd 2014

    Thank you! This Chili is yummy and so easy! The first time I did it exactly as the recipe, would have rated it 4 1/2 stars. This time I browned the Turkey (just a matter of preference), I ...

  8. Sep 25th 2014

    I never really cook, so needless to say, I LOVED how easy this recipe was. In place of hot sauce I added a spicy barbecue sauce and it really did something for it! Also added some corn. I ad ...

  9. Sep 22nd 2014

    I have to admit that I used lean ground beef because I'm not a huge fan of turkey and I only used 1/4 tsp of cumin (also not a fan) but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out great. ...